Bkind2all, November 9, 2011 (view all comments by Bkind2all)
William Steig is the king when it comes to children's' books.
I read William Steig to both my kids when they were kids and now
I am finding it expensive to purchase the hardback books I bought new
for my kids so I am buying used trade papers for my grand baby (7yrs old). I
probably still have the original books packed away in my garage, but it is
far easier to buy here than go searching in my garage. My grandson
is a smart cookie and loves, loves Dr. De Soto. God Bless William
Steig's soul and may he rest in peace.
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Jeane, July 14, 2008 (view all comments by Jeane)
A sophisticated city mouse learns to survive by his wits and live close to nature when stranded on an island. Think Robinson Crusoe meets Charlotte's Web and you'll have a good idea of this book's character. The humor and language are quite appealing to adults even though it is written for children. William Steig's illustrations are just wonderful. Funny and very charming.
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Abel's Island (Newbery Award & Honor Books)
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This story of a mouse who gets swept away from his beloved wife is truly a timeless classic about lifes simple pleasures.
A castaway on an uninhabited island, Abel, a very civilized mouse, finds his resourcefulness and endurance tested to the limit as he struggles to survive and return to his home, in this Newbery Honor-winning novel reissued to celebrate Steigs 100th birthday. Illustrations.
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