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ISBN13: 9781416928287
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andlt;bandgt;andlt;bigandgt;andlt;BRandgt; Across the world there are many an artiste - andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; But none so outrageous as Joe, the Fartiste. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;/bigandgt;andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; The Fartiste doesn't sing, he doesn't dance, and he doesn't act. But that doesn't stop him from taking the stage at Paris's famed Moulin Rouge, where he performs his much-loved act for celebrities and royalty with the funniest talent of all - Joe is the man who has perfected the art of the fart. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer bring new wind to their mostly true story about "the man who made his pants dance," which is perfectly matched with Boris Kulikov's explosive art.

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"True story: a boy discovers he has an unusual command over the muscles in his intestines. With lots of practice and ambition, Joseph Pujol becomes the Fartiste, the fin-de-sicle sensation of the legendary Moulin Rouge. 'A bit of Beethoven, a song by Mozart,' write Krull (the Lives of... series) and Brewer (You Must Be Joking!) in their rhyming quatrains, 'A Debussy ditty — all through a fart.' (Respectful of their audience's curiosity, the authors also note, 'his flatulent actions completely lacked smell.') Clearly tickled by the subject matter, Kulikov (The Castle on Hester Street) employs a brassy palette and broad, earthy expressions reminiscent of vintage theatrical posters; he captures both Pujol's consummate showmanship and the joie de vivre of the gas-lit (no pun intended) bohemian world that embraced him. As for the famous flatulence, even the politest company will find its visual interpretation apropos: Kulikov draws each breaking of wind as a cross between a Botticelli-esque cloud and a comic-strip text balloon. The don't-miss afterword discloses that Pujol's actual stage name was Le Petomane (the Fartomaniac) and that his fans included — mais oui! — Sigmund Freud. Ages 4 — 8. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Inspired by the true story of Joseph Pujol, a 19th-century fartiste who became the toast of the Moulin Rogue in Paris, this picture book introduces young readers to an unusual art form. Full color.

Synopsis:

Across the world there are many an artiste -

But none so outrageous as Joe, the Fartiste.

The Fartiste doesn't sing, he doesn't dance, and he doesn't act. But that doesn't stop him from taking the stage at Paris's famed Moulin Rouge, where he performs his much-loved act for celebrities and royalty with the funniest talent of all - Joe is the man who has perfected the art of the fart.

Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer bring new wind to their mostly true story about "the man who made his pants dance," which is perfectly matched with Boris Kulikov's explosive art.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Kathleen Krullandlt;/bandgt; is the author of andlt;iandgt;Fartisteandlt;/iandgt; (with Paul Brewer), illustrated by Boris Kulikov, andlt;iandgt;A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull,andlt;/iandgt; illustrated by Jane Dyer, and andlt;iandgt;Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought),andlt;/iandgt; illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt, as well as a number of other acclaimed biographies for young readers. She lives in San Diego, California. andlt;Bandgt;Boris Kulikov,andlt;/Bandgt; a former set and costume designer in St. Petersburg, Russia, was chosen as a Flying Start by andlt;Iandgt;Publishers Weekly.andlt;/Iandgt; He has also illustrated andlt;Iandgt;Morris the Artistandlt;/Iandgt; by Lore Segal, andlt;Iandgt;The Perfect Friendandlt;/Iandgt; by Yelena Romanova, and andlt;Iandgt;Carnival of Animalsandlt;/Iandgt; by John Lithgow. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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bookends, September 13, 2008 (view all comments by bookends)
Yes, a book on farts and a master of farting! Every child will love this book. The story is funny and gross enough that little children will want to read it ONE MORE TIME! Adults will be amazed to learn that the book is based on a person who actually was the toast of Paris in the early 1900s! Beautiful illustrations throughout also.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416928287
Author:
Krull, Kathleen
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Kulikov, Boris
Author:
Brewer, Paul
Author:
Kulikov, Boris
Subject:
Biographical - European
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Performing Arts - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - English 9781416928287 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "True story: a boy discovers he has an unusual command over the muscles in his intestines. With lots of practice and ambition, Joseph Pujol becomes the Fartiste, the fin-de-sicle sensation of the legendary Moulin Rouge. 'A bit of Beethoven, a song by Mozart,' write Krull (the Lives of... series) and Brewer (You Must Be Joking!) in their rhyming quatrains, 'A Debussy ditty — all through a fart.' (Respectful of their audience's curiosity, the authors also note, 'his flatulent actions completely lacked smell.') Clearly tickled by the subject matter, Kulikov (The Castle on Hester Street) employs a brassy palette and broad, earthy expressions reminiscent of vintage theatrical posters; he captures both Pujol's consummate showmanship and the joie de vivre of the gas-lit (no pun intended) bohemian world that embraced him. As for the famous flatulence, even the politest company will find its visual interpretation apropos: Kulikov draws each breaking of wind as a cross between a Botticelli-esque cloud and a comic-strip text balloon. The don't-miss afterword discloses that Pujol's actual stage name was Le Petomane (the Fartomaniac) and that his fans included — mais oui! — Sigmund Freud. Ages 4 — 8. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Inspired by the true story of Joseph Pujol, a 19th-century fartiste who became the toast of the Moulin Rogue in Paris, this picture book introduces young readers to an unusual art form. Full color.
"Synopsis" by ,

Across the world there are many an artiste -

But none so outrageous as Joe, the Fartiste.

The Fartiste doesn't sing, he doesn't dance, and he doesn't act. But that doesn't stop him from taking the stage at Paris's famed Moulin Rouge, where he performs his much-loved act for celebrities and royalty with the funniest talent of all - Joe is the man who has perfected the art of the fart.

Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer bring new wind to their mostly true story about "the man who made his pants dance," which is perfectly matched with Boris Kulikov's explosive art.

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