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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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ISBN13: 9780399250828
ISBN10: 0399250824
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Pete is a perfectly predictable, practical, uncomplicated pig. At least, he was . . . before a runaway circus elephant named Pickles stampeded into his life, needing a friend. Pickles is larger than life and overflowing with imagination. She takes Pete swandiving off Niagara Falls. (Sort of.) And sledding down the Matterhorn. (Sort of.) Pete goes along for the wild ride and actually begins to enjoy himself . . . until Pickles goes too far. And Pete tells her she must leave.

Yet sometimes the simple life isn?t all it?s cracked up to be.

Pulitzer Prize?winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed offers two new irresistible characters and a heartfelt, hilarious look at the rarity of true friendship.

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"A pig named Pete leads a perfectly predictable and sensible existence until Pickles, the runaway circus elephant, turns it upside-down. Pickles possesses the joie de vivre of Auntie Mame (and the extensive wardrobe to carry it off with lan). She takes Pete swan-diving off Niagara Falls and sledding down the Matterhorn: that both of these activities unfold in places that are a far cry from the actual locales doesn't make them any less exciting to the increasingly game Pete. Breathed (Mars Needs Moms!) writes in that giddy blend of skepticism and romanticism that have made his Pulitzer Prize — winning Bloom County comic strip a must-read — he creates not just a series of funny/tender vignettes but an emotional rollercoaster of a story, complete with a gripping life-or-death climax. Yet it's the digital artwork that's the real grabber. With nods to Hokusai and Hopper, Magritte and film noir, Breathed achieves a dreamy intensity, a sculptural heft that makes these images his most evocative and expansive to date. Ages 3 — 5." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "Bloom County" offers two new irresistible characters and a heartfelt, hilarious look at the rarity of true friendship. Pete is a perfectly predictable, practical, uncomplicated pig--until a runaway circus elephant named Pickles stampedes into his life and changes everything.

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Berkeley Breathed lives in Montecito, California.

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alisamarie11, December 1, 2010 (view all comments by alisamarie11)
I love Pete and Pickles! It is the cutest story ever:)
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sandysand, November 30, 2009 (view all comments by sandysand)
Our new favorite book. The illustrations are wonderful and the story is touching. Love it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399250828
Author:
Breathed, Berkeley
Publisher:
Philomel Books
Author:
Breathed, Berke
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Animals - Pigs
Subject:
Animals - Elephants
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10.20x10.32x.49 in. 1.13 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-05

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Product details 48 pages Philomel Books - English 9780399250828 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A pig named Pete leads a perfectly predictable and sensible existence until Pickles, the runaway circus elephant, turns it upside-down. Pickles possesses the joie de vivre of Auntie Mame (and the extensive wardrobe to carry it off with lan). She takes Pete swan-diving off Niagara Falls and sledding down the Matterhorn: that both of these activities unfold in places that are a far cry from the actual locales doesn't make them any less exciting to the increasingly game Pete. Breathed (Mars Needs Moms!) writes in that giddy blend of skepticism and romanticism that have made his Pulitzer Prize — winning Bloom County comic strip a must-read — he creates not just a series of funny/tender vignettes but an emotional rollercoaster of a story, complete with a gripping life-or-death climax. Yet it's the digital artwork that's the real grabber. With nods to Hokusai and Hopper, Magritte and film noir, Breathed achieves a dreamy intensity, a sculptural heft that makes these images his most evocative and expansive to date. Ages 3 — 5." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "Bloom County" offers two new irresistible characters and a heartfelt, hilarious look at the rarity of true friendship. Pete is a perfectly predictable, practical, uncomplicated pig--until a runaway circus elephant named Pickles stampedes into his life and changes everything.
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