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Can Pearl, a pig, and her new friend, a small talking bone, outwit a band of robbers and a hungry fox?

The Amazing Bone is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1977 Caldecott Honor Book, and a 1977 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books.

Synopsis:

"Pearl (a piglet) discovers a talking bone, which had fallen out of a witch's basket...This is a tight mesh of witty storytelling and art, bound to please any audience." --Starred, Booklist

 
The Amazing Bone is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1977 Caldecott Honor Book, and a 1977 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books.

Synopsis:

Can Pearl, a pig, and her new friend, a small talking bone, outwit a band of robbers and a hungry fox?

About the Author

William Steig (1907-2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator and author of award-winning books for children, including Shrek!, on which the DreamWorks movies are based. Steig was born in New York City. Every member of his family was involved in the arts, and so it was no surprise when he decided to become an artist. He attended City College and the National Academy of Design. In 1930, Steigs work began appearing in The New Yorker, where his drawings have been a popular fixture ever since. He published his first children's book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968.
 
In 1970, Steig received the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. His books for children also include Dominic; The Real Thief; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book; Amos & Boris, a National Book Award finalist; and Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books. Steig's books have also received the Christopher Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the William Allen White Children's Book Award, and the American Book Award. His European awards include the Premio di Letteratura per l'infanzia (Italy), the Silver Pencil Award (the Netherlands), and the Prix de la Fondation de France. On the basis of his entire body of work, Steig was selected as the 1982 U.S. candidate for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration and subsequently as the 1988 U.S. candidate for Writing.
 
Stieg also published thirteen collections of drawings for adults, beginning with About People in 1939, and including The Lonely Ones, Male/Female, The Agony in the Kindergarten, and Our Miserable Life.
 
He died in Boston at the age of 95.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374403584
production Music composed:
Steig, William
performance Narrated:
John Lithgow.
Illustrator:
Steig, William
Author:
Steig, William
Publisher:
Square Fish
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Animals - Pigs
Subject:
Pigs
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Bones
Subject:
Swine
Subject:
Children's audiobooks.
Subject:
Caldecott Honor medal
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Sunburst ed.
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Series:
Reading Rainbow Book
Series Volume:
34
Publication Date:
19930401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color pictures throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
4 3/4 in. +
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Sunburst - English 9780374403584 Reviews:
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"Pearl (a piglet) discovers a talking bone, which had fallen out of a witch's basket...This is a tight mesh of witty storytelling and art, bound to please any audience." --Starred, Booklist

 
The Amazing Bone is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1977 Caldecott Honor Book, and a 1977 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books.

"Synopsis" by ,
Can Pearl, a pig, and her new friend, a small talking bone, outwit a band of robbers and a hungry fox?

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