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The Sissy Ducklingby Harvey Fierstein
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Elmer is not like the other boy ducklings. While they like to build forts, he loves to bake cakes. While they like to play baseball, he wants to put on the halftime show. Elmer is a great big sissy.
But when his father is wounded by a hunter's shot, Elmer proves that the biggest sissy can also be the greatest hero.
Acclaimed actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein has crafted a heartwarming story, based on his award-winning HBO animated special, about learning to embrace the special qualities we all possess. Henry Cole's gently humorous illustrations give it a new vitality. This is a book to share with all children, to help them understand that each one of them is unique and valuable.
Based on an award-winning HBO animated special, this humorous and touching book, with charming illustrations by Henry Cole, encourages children to embrace their special qualities. Full color.
Everybody knows your typical dragon breathes fire.
But when Crispin tries to breathe fire on his seventh birthday, fire doesn't come out—only whipped cream! Each time Crispin tries to breathe fire, he ends up with
Crispin wonders if he’ll ever find his inner fire. But when a family emergency breaks out, it takes a little dragon with not-so-typical abilities to save the day.
With wry humor and whimsical illustrations, Not Your Typical Dragon is the perfect story for any child who can't help feeling a little bit different.
About the Author
Harvey Fierstein is a three-time Tony Awardwinning writer, actor, and gay rights activist. His playwriting credits include Torch Song Trilogy, Safe Sex, and the libretto of the musical La Cage aux Folles. His film performances include Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day, and Bullets Over Broadway. He's lent his trademark gravelly voice to Disney's Mulan, a classic episode of The Simpsons, the Emmy-winning Elmo Saves Christmas, and the Academy Awardwinning The Times of Harvey Milk. His screenplay for the HBO animated version of The Sissy Duckling won the prestigious Humanitas Award, which honors writers "whose work enriches and enlightens their audiences." Henry Cole has illustrated more than fifty books for children, including And Tango Makes Three, Oink?, and Little Bo in France. A former elementary school teacher, he now writes and paints full time.
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