Synopses & Reviews
Question: What do a pair of newlywed woodchucks, a squirrel, a testy snake, a skunk, and a couple of bats have in common with a family of pudgy human beings named Hubble?
Answer: Their lives are all turned topsy-turvy by a tyrannical three-year-old named Margaret.
Question: Will Mean Margaret ever realize that there's more to life than being nasty to everybody?
Answer: Read this touching comedy and find out.
Praise for The Wainscott Weasel
An ALA Notable Children's Book
It's just possible that not since a spider named Charlotte saved a pig named Wilbur has there been a more tender tale of interspecies love and devotion.' 'The New York Times Book Review
This well-realized fantasy has everything a reader could want: adventure, humor, and style.' 'Starred/ALA Booklist
An overly fastidious woodchuck finds his tidy life completely disrupted by the arrival of a child--not his own and his wife's, but a demanding, ungrateful human toddler they find abandoned outside their burrow.
This National Book Award finalist introduces Mean Margaret, a tyrannical toddler who upsets the lives of a pair of newlywed woodchucks, a squirrel, a snake, and a family of humans. A "Publisher's Weekly" Best Book. Illustrations.
About the Author
Born in Littleton, New Hampshire, Tor Seidler grew up in Vermont and later, Seattle, Washington, in both of which places his parents were involved in the theater. Encouraged by his family's love of the arts, Mr. Seidler studied English literature at Stanford University, and at the age of twenty-seven his first book, The Dulcimer Boy
, was published, launching his celebrated career as a writer.
Over the past twenty years, Mr. Seidler has become one of the most important voices in children's fiction with such classics as, A Rat's Tale, The Wainscott Weasel, an ALA Notable Book, Terpin, and Mean Margaret, which was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award in 1997. He currently lives in New York City.