Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers



I'm not a bookseller, but I'm married to one, and Square Books is a family. And we all know about families and how hard it is to disassociate... Continue »
  1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Flying Shoes

    Lisa Howorth 9781620403013

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$14.95
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
9 Remote Warehouse Children's- Imagination and Play
7 Remote Warehouse Children's- Imagination and Play

Ice (Stories Without Words)

by

Ice (Stories Without Words) Cover

ISBN13: 9781592700981
ISBN10: 1592700985
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A gorgeously rendered wordless tale of discovery and adventure that is meticulous in architectural detail and bursts with inventiveness. Arthur Geisert's ingenuity engages the child's imagination as well as the adult's through seamless storytelling and zany wit. Invested as always in his porcine universe, here Geisert tells the story of a community of pigs that is suffering from the heat. Rather than be sapped of energy and miserable, they go on an adventure in search of ice. The pigs' inventiveness and great can-do spirit create a joyful tale of change and adventure. The illustrations bring the action to life, making this a real page-turner and a great read-aloud book!

Arthur Geisert's pigs are legendary in the world of children's books. They carve ice sculptures, teach Roman numerals, create ingenious machines and get up to all kinds of antics. Did Arthur grow up on a farm? No. He grew up in Los Angeles and claims not to have seen a pig until he was an adult. Trained as a sculptor in college, Geisert learned to etch at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. Geisert has published just about a book a year for the past thirty years, and every one of his books has been illustrated with etchings. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and the Horn Book Magazine, and he has won The New York Times' Best Illustrated Award. A resident of Galena, a community in northwest Illinois, for decades, he now lives in a converted bank building in Bernard, Iowa.

Review:

"Geisert's (Oops) resourceful pig families are back, and the exaggerated landscape format of this volume allows Geisert an expansive stage for this wordless adventure. This particular group of pigs lives in wooden shelters on a desert island, shaded from the punishing sun by tarps. With their water supply running low, the pigs gather around a table at night and consult a globe; then, in the story's most ravishing sequence, they launch their balloon-powered air-schooner — sails billowing, pennants flying — for the seas east of Greenland. But what is the long, mysterious parcel tied underneath it? It's a sail to guide a gigantic iceberg back, towed behind the air-schooner. Carved up into blocks, the iceberg replenishes their well and provides air conditioning, too. This is an especially satisfying Geisert title, because the task is essential for the pigs' survival and they carry it off with such élan. And the air-schooner, a charming marriage of sailing and balloon technology, is a standout among Geisert's many contraptions. Nominee for best spread: the ship under sail, towing the iceberg, in silhouette against the full moon. Ages 4 — 7. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWxyz LLC)

Synopsis:

As Gandhi said: "Be the change you want to see in the world." These pigs are motivated and take action!

About the Author

Award-winning children's book author Arthur Geisert's pigs are legendary in the world of children's books. They carve ice sculptures, teach Roman numerals, create ingenious machines and get up to all kinds of antics. Did Arthur grow up on a farm? No. He grew up in LA and claims not to have seen a pig until he was an adult. Trained as a sculptor in college, Geisert learned to etch at the Otis Art Institute in LA. Geisert has published just about a book a year for the past 30 years and every one of his books has been illustrated with etchings. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and the Horn Book magazine, and he has won the New York Time's Best Illustrated Award. A resident of Galena, a community in northwest Illinois, for decades, he currently lives in a converted bank building in Bernard, Iowa.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Joseph Landes, December 8, 2011 (view all comments by Joseph Landes)
Arthur Geisert is a renowned author of children's books that all revolve around pigs. He is a prolific author and one can find his works right at the top of any Best Children's Books list. In fact, the NY Times named "Ice" one of the Best Children's Books of 2011. In this book, Gisert's pigs are busy tring to find a solution for the oppressive heat they feel. Their solution is to search for ice and they take their boat out to search high and low for as much ice as they can bring back. One can't help but feel thrilled for the pigs when they finally are able to bring back big chunks of ice that get deposited into a large swimming pool looking object and they are finally able to sit and enjoy their meal as a family while feeling relatively cool. Another great addition to the Geisert collection of great children's stories based on his famous pigs.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592700981
Author:
Geisert, Arthur
Publisher:
Enchanted Lion Books
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Subject:
Children s-Imagination and Play
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Stories Without Words
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
5.88 x 10.13 in
Age Level:
04-07

Other books you might like

  1. Migrant New Hardcover $18.95
  2. Betye Saar: Extending the Frozen Moment New Hardcover $77.50

Related Subjects


Children's » Imagination and Play
Children's » Picture Books » A to Z
Children's » Picture Books » General

Ice (Stories Without Words) New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.95 In Stock
Product details 32 pages Enchanted Lion Books - English 9781592700981 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Geisert's (Oops) resourceful pig families are back, and the exaggerated landscape format of this volume allows Geisert an expansive stage for this wordless adventure. This particular group of pigs lives in wooden shelters on a desert island, shaded from the punishing sun by tarps. With their water supply running low, the pigs gather around a table at night and consult a globe; then, in the story's most ravishing sequence, they launch their balloon-powered air-schooner — sails billowing, pennants flying — for the seas east of Greenland. But what is the long, mysterious parcel tied underneath it? It's a sail to guide a gigantic iceberg back, towed behind the air-schooner. Carved up into blocks, the iceberg replenishes their well and provides air conditioning, too. This is an especially satisfying Geisert title, because the task is essential for the pigs' survival and they carry it off with such élan. And the air-schooner, a charming marriage of sailing and balloon technology, is a standout among Geisert's many contraptions. Nominee for best spread: the ship under sail, towing the iceberg, in silhouette against the full moon. Ages 4 — 7. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWxyz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,
As Gandhi said: "Be the change you want to see in the world." These pigs are motivated and take action!
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.