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A squirrel named Micawber loves the paintings he sees through the windows of the nearby art museum. One day he notices an artist copying the old masters, and he decides to do the same — with surprising results.

In their second collaboration, best-selling author-illustrator team John Lithgow and C. F. Payne introduce children to the world of art through the eyes — and paint-splattered tail — of a highly creative squirrel.

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Micawber the squirrel loves to peer at the extraordinary paintings in the art museum. When he sees an artist copying some paintings, he stows away in her paint box. While she sleeps, he paints his own masterpieces, which he hangs in his home above the carousel, creating his own museum of art. Full-color illustrations. plus 1 gatefold.

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The beloved actor and "New York Times" bestseller introduces a squirrel with vision. Micawber is a squirrel who loves to peer at the paintings in the art museum. At night, he paints his own masterpieces, which he hangs in his home above the carousel, creating his own museum of art. Full color.

About the Author

John Lithgow is the New York Times best-selling author of two previous picture books, Marsupial Sue, illustrated by Jack E. Davis, and The Remarkable Farkle McBride, which C. F. Payne illustrated. An award-winning actor, he has starred on stage, on film, and on television. He performs in concerts for children across the country, and has recorded two CDs, FarkleandFriends and Singin' in the Bathtub.

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Jennifer Starkman, July 7, 2007 (view all comments by Jennifer Starkman)
John Lithgow may be most familiar to adults as a comedian and television and movie actor, but as far as I'm concerned, his greatest talent lies in his amazing stories for children, Micawber being an excellent example. Micawber is the story of an artistically inclined squirrel who lives in the Central Park Carousel, and his journey from admiring fine art to becoming an artist in his own right. While the story itself is imaginative and entertaining, what makes it truly special -- like all of Lithgow's books -- is the author's fantastic use of rhythm and language. One of the things I love most about Lithgow is that he's not afraid to use big, challenging words, not just for the sake of intellectualism, but because he seems to recognize the beauty of words themselves, and the fact that the right word, well-placed (in this case, those words include such gems as "peregrination," "abode," "beguiler," and "vermilion"), can transform a simple story into something extra-special. A beautifully-paced rhyming rhythm makes Micawber a great book for reading aloud, and one that adults are sure to enjoy right along with their kids.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689833410
ill.:
Payne, C. F.,
Author:
Payne, C. F.
Author:
Lithgow, John
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Art (painting sculpture artists architecture etc.)
Subject:
Museums
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Animals - Squirrels
Subject:
Squirrels
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s Art-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
528
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
30 cm.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
4-8

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Product details 40 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9780689833410 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Micawber the squirrel loves to peer at the extraordinary paintings in the art museum. When he sees an artist copying some paintings, he stows away in her paint box. While she sleeps, he paints his own masterpieces, which he hangs in his home above the carousel, creating his own museum of art. Full-color illustrations. plus 1 gatefold.
"Synopsis" by , The beloved actor and "New York Times" bestseller introduces a squirrel with vision. Micawber is a squirrel who loves to peer at the paintings in the art museum. At night, he paints his own masterpieces, which he hangs in his home above the carousel, creating his own museum of art. Full color.
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