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Have you ever seen a man dressed entirely in playing cards? Or a girl wearing a lollipop dress? Take a stroll through a most unusual market in this twenty-fifth anniversary edition of a Caldecott Honor Book.

"In a delightful and unusual book, a boy trots down Market Street buying presents for a friend, each one starting with a letter of the alphabet. Every letter is illustrated by a figure ingeniously composed of, for instance, apples or wigs or quilts. The notion is original, and the sum total enjoyable and unique." --Horn Book.

About the Author

During his distinguished career Arnold Lobel wrote and/or illustrated over 70 books for children. To his illustrating credit, he had a Caldecott Medal book — Fables (1981) — and two Caldecott Honor Books-his own Frog and Toad are Friends (1971) and Hildilid's Night by Cheli Duran Ryan (1972). To his writing credit, he had a Newbery Honor Book — Frog and Toad Together (1973). But to his greatest credit, he had a following of literally millions of young children with whom he shared the warmth and humor of his unpretentious vision of life.

Though he was a born storyteller — he began making up stories extemporaneously to entertain his fellow second-graders in Schenectady, New York, where he grew up in the care of his grandparents. Mr. Lobel called himself a "lucky amateur" in terms of his writing. Viewing himself as a professionally trained illustrator (he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute), he said, "I know how to draw pictures. With writing, I don't really know what I'm doing. It's very intuitive."

In addition to the Frog and Toad books, Owl at Home, Mouse Tales, The Book of Pigericks, and many other popular books he created, Mr. Lobel also illustrated other writers' texts that captured his fancy. He viewed this as "something different and challenging." Often his illustrations for those books showed a different aspect of his personality and his artistic expertise, ranging from his meticulous dinosaurs in Dinosaur Time by Peggy Parish to his chilling pen-and-ink drawings in Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep by Jack Prelutsky, about which Booklist wrote, "Young readers will be amazed that the gentle Lobel of Frog and Toad fame can be so comfortably diabolic."

In 1977 Mr. Lobel and his wife, Anita, a distinguished children's book author and artist in her own right, collaborated on their first book, How the Rooster Saved the Day, chosen by School Library Journal as one of the Best Books of the Year, 1977. They then collaborated on three more books, A Treeful of Pigs, a 1979 ALA Notable Book; On Market Street, a 1982 Caldecott Honor Book; and The Rose in My Garden, a 1984 Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Book.

Arnold Lobel died in 1987.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688087456
Author:
Lobel, Anita
Author:
Lobel, Anita
Author:
by Arnold Lobel and Anita Lobel
Author:
Lobel, Anita
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Picture books
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Shopping
Subject:
Concepts - Alphabet
Subject:
Alphabet
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Children s 4-8 - Language Arts
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Mulberry ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
89-18
Publication Date:
20060207
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9.82x7.97x.13 in. .35 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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