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Publisher Comments:

In this follow up to the magnificently inventive Ice, Arthur Geisert once again charms us with his porcine world. This time his pigs must get creative when a volcano destroys their home. Fortunately they got busybefore trouble hit by planting a huge mysterious seed, for it's the seed plus imagination, as well as a good dose of can-do spirit, that save the day! Illustrated with inventive, sensitive, and unusually lovely etchings that seem to come from an old cherished album, The Big Seed is a worthy successor to Geiserts Ice.

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 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. He has published just about a book a year for the past thirty years and every one of his books has been illustrated with etchings. In 1996 (as well as once previous to that) he won The New York Times Best Illustrated Award. Geisert lives in Bernard, Iowa.

Review:

"The nomadic pigs that first appeared in Ice return in another intricately illustrated, wordless story, first published in France. One day, a large, broomlike plant lands near the pigs' island village. The pigs cut off the stalk and plant its seedpod, and, over time, dandelion flowers emerge. When a nearby volcano starts spurting lava, the pigs gather their belongings and use the dandelion tufts as parachutes, landing safely on another island. Geisert's etchings unfold with grace and understated drama; enigmatic details should urge readers to imaginatively participate in the open-ended story. Ages 4 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

When their home is destroyed by a volcano, the pigs once again get creative and find their way to safety.

About the Author

Arthur Geisert: 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. In 2010, his book ICE (also published by Enchanted Lion) was selected as a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated book of the year. Geisert currently lives in a converted bank building in Bernard, Iowa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592701155
Author:
Geisert, Arthur
Publisher:
Enchanted Lion Books
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Animals - Pigs
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Stories Without Words
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
6 x 10.25 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 32 pages Enchanted Lion Books - English 9781592701155 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The nomadic pigs that first appeared in Ice return in another intricately illustrated, wordless story, first published in France. One day, a large, broomlike plant lands near the pigs' island village. The pigs cut off the stalk and plant its seedpod, and, over time, dandelion flowers emerge. When a nearby volcano starts spurting lava, the pigs gather their belongings and use the dandelion tufts as parachutes, landing safely on another island. Geisert's etchings unfold with grace and understated drama; enigmatic details should urge readers to imaginatively participate in the open-ended story. Ages 4 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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When their home is destroyed by a volcano, the pigs once again get creative and find their way to safety.
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