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Publisher Comments:

Night after night, little Rufus Chandelier watches from the wings while the rest of his family puts on “the greatest show in town.” But Rufus isnt quite big enough to be a part of the show. Until the night when everything goes terribly wrong, and it is Rufus Chandelier who makes certain that the show goes on. With winsome, colorful illustrations, Vincent X. Kirschs entertaining story shows that the greatest reward is simply the chance to help others—no matter how little you might be.

Review:

"Kirsch's bubbly, exuberant artwork recalls that of illustrators like Ungerer and Steig, but his sweetly loopy, stagestruck family of giraffes is all his own. Youngest son Rufus Chandelier isn't old enough to perform, but he comes into his own one memorable night when he saves his family from a string of theatrical disasters. 'When it was time for Mr. Maximilian Chandelier's big speech, he could not remember what he was supposed to say.' Rufus prompts him, helps his armor-clad Granddaddy through a trapdoor, produces thunder, and plays a timely tuba solo. Kirsch (Forsythia & Me) offers something for everyone: costume-lovers will admire Rufus's Eton suit and his Granny's Marie Antoinette ball gown. Fans of wild contraptions will appreciate the family's five-wheeled, seven-seater bicycle ('The Chandeliers had to make a quick escape. Rufus pedaled'). And old stagehands will smile when Rufus uses a topiary bush to walk a parasol over to his mother. It's a delightful turn on the theme of the quiet child who becomes a hero, and certain to be summoned for many encores. Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Edward Necarsulmer IV, McIntosh and Otis." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Vincent X. Kirsch is the author and illustrator of several books for children, including Forsythia & Me. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374398989
Author:
Kirsch, Vincent X
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Author:
Kirsch, Vincent X.
Subject:
Family/General (see also headings under Social Issues)
Subject:
Performing Arts - Theater
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
36
Dimensions:
11 x 7 x 0.3125 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

Related Subjects

Children's » Animals » Giraffes
Children's » General
Children's » Performing Arts » Theater
Children's » Picture Books » A to Z

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Product details 36 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374398989 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Kirsch's bubbly, exuberant artwork recalls that of illustrators like Ungerer and Steig, but his sweetly loopy, stagestruck family of giraffes is all his own. Youngest son Rufus Chandelier isn't old enough to perform, but he comes into his own one memorable night when he saves his family from a string of theatrical disasters. 'When it was time for Mr. Maximilian Chandelier's big speech, he could not remember what he was supposed to say.' Rufus prompts him, helps his armor-clad Granddaddy through a trapdoor, produces thunder, and plays a timely tuba solo. Kirsch (Forsythia & Me) offers something for everyone: costume-lovers will admire Rufus's Eton suit and his Granny's Marie Antoinette ball gown. Fans of wild contraptions will appreciate the family's five-wheeled, seven-seater bicycle ('The Chandeliers had to make a quick escape. Rufus pedaled'). And old stagehands will smile when Rufus uses a topiary bush to walk a parasol over to his mother. It's a delightful turn on the theme of the quiet child who becomes a hero, and certain to be summoned for many encores. Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Edward Necarsulmer IV, McIntosh and Otis." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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