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Abel's Island

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Publisher Comments:

Abel's place in his familiar, mouse world has always been secure; he had an allowance from his mother, a comfortable home, and a lovely wife, Amanda. But one stormy August day, furious flood water carry him off and dump him on an uninhabited island. Despite his determination and stubborn resourcefulness--he tried crossing the river with boats and ropes and even on stepping-stones--Abel can't find a way to get back home.

Days, then weeks and months, pass. Slowly, his soft habits disappear as he forages for food, fashions a warm nest in a hollow log, models clay statues of his family for company, and continues to brood on the problem of how to get across the river--and home.

Abel's time on the island brings him a new understanding of the world he's separated from. Faced with the daily adventure of survival in his solitary, somewhat hostile domain, he is moved to reexamine the easy way of life he had always accepted and discovers skills and talents in himself that hold promise of a more meaningful life, if and when he should finally return to Mossville and his dear Amanda again.

Synopsis:

Castaway on an uninhabited island, Abel, a very civilized mouse, finds his resourcefulness and endurance tested to the limit as he struggles to survive and return to his home. Newbery Honor Book; ALA Notable Children's Book. Black-and-white illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374400163
Author:
Steig, William
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Mice
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Islands
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Survival -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Edition Number:
Sunburst ed.
Edition Description:
1st Farrar, Straus and Giroux pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
t. 321
Publication Date:
19851101
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.66x5.22x.34 in. .27 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 128 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374400163 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Castaway on an uninhabited island, Abel, a very civilized mouse, finds his resourcefulness and endurance tested to the limit as he struggles to survive and return to his home. Newbery Honor Book; ALA Notable Children's Book. Black-and-white illustrations.
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