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The Curious Adventures of the Abandoned Toys

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Publisher Comments:

When Doc the bear arrives at the dump from his former home in a children's hospital, he's not sure what kind of life awaits him. But the friends he finds there are determined to make his new home a welcoming one. In the gentle, classic style of The Velveteen Rabbit, the toys discover what it's like to live on their own.

Julian Fellowes's witty text and S. D. Schindler's lovely, intricate art combine to make a beautiful gift book, sure to strike a chord with any child--or adult--who has ever loved a stuffed toy.

Review:

"Fellowes wrote the script for that wonderful, autumnal, English-country-house whodunit 'Gosford Park,' so it's no surprise that one of the two things distinguishing this gentle tale is its mellifluous language; the other is Schindler's illustrations. Unlike the movie, though, the book is graced by a simple plot: A tattered teddy bear named Doc, who has lived for years in a children's hospital, is... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

About the Author

JULIAN FELLOWES is an actor,writer, director, and producer.His script for Gosford Park was awarded an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, and his novel, Snobs, was a bestseller on both continents.Most recently, he wrote the book of the stage musical Mary Poppins.

S. D. SCHINDLER has illustrated many books for children, including  Whittington (aNewbery Honor book) and Don't Fidget a Feather (an ALA Notable Book). He lives in Philadelphia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805075267
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Subject:
Teddy Bears
Illustrator:
Schindler, S. D.
Created by:
Lewis, Shirley-Anne
Created:
Lewis, Shirley-Anne
Author:
Schindler, S. D.
Author:
Fellowes, Julian
Subject:
Animals - Rabbits
Subject:
Toys
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Abandonment
Subject:
Toys, Dolls, & Puppets
Subject:
Animals - Bears
Publication Date:
20071030
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full color throughout
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.64x7.60x.49 in. .86 lbs.
Age Level:
05-UP

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