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Chester longs to be a performer in the circus, but the road to stardom is rocky until someone discovers Chester's true "worldliness."
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Bill Peet was the author of 34 books published by Houghton Mifflin. One of these, BILL PEET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, was named a 1989 Caldecott Honor Book. All of Bill Peet’s books published by Houghton Mifflin Company, including his first book for children published in 1959, HUBERT'S HAIR-RAISING ADVENTURE, remain actively in print today.
In both his career as an author and illustrator of children’s books and in his work as sketch artist and continuity illustrator at Walt Disney, Bill Peet created a menagerie of memorable characters. As he himself noted, "I write about animals because I love to draw them. Most of my animal characters have human personalities, and some are much like the people I know."
At Walt Disney, where Bill Peet worked for 27 years, he was a key participant in the production of classic films such as Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and 101 Dalmatians for which he was not only an artist, but the screenwriter as well.
Bill Peet’s signature style enabled him to create fast-paced stories of fantastical adventure delivered with warmth and laugh-out-loud hilarity. His unfailing humor did not, however, prevent him from addressing such poignant issues as kindness toward others and respect for the environment. Through the exploits of his characters, Peet offered his audience a chance to see themselves and their world through new eyes.
"At some point," Bill Peet once said, "it occurred to me that drawing was something I couldn’t possibly give up, and somehow it must be turned into a profession." He went on to not only fulfill his dream but to introduce generations of young readers to his delightful vision of humor, friendship and compassion.
The creator of whimsical fantasies featuring a bevy of lifelike and lovable creatures, Bill Peet consistently combined excellent storytelling with enduring illustrations, becoming one of the most popular picture book creators of our time.
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Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780395272718
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 1978. Paperback. Condition: New. 000-440: Thin Magazine Size Paperback with 48 pages. No Defects. A New, Unread Book. A beautiful, square, tight copy with clean, unmarked pages. Outstanding Gift Quality. Written and Color Illustrated by Bill Peet. Reprint Edition with a 1965 copyright date. Seller Inventory # 21799
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 1978. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0395272718_abe_bn
Book Description Houghton Mifflin October 1978, 1978. Trade Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 255251
Book Description Houghton Mifflin October 1978, 1978. Paper Back. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 148044
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1993. Trade Paperback. Condition: New. No Jacket. New Book. Seller Inventory # 232689
Book Description HMH Books 1978-10-11, Boston, 1978. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780395272718
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Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 1978. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0395272718