Illustrated David Wiesner June 29, 1999

ISBN 13: 9780395597620

June 29, 1999

4.11 avg rating
( 1,918 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780395597620: June 29, 1999

The lively imagination of Caldecott medalist David Wiesner forecasts astounding goings-on for a Tuesday in the not too distant future -- an occurrence of gigantic vegetal proportions.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

If you liked David Wiesner's surrealistic 1992 Caldecott Medalist Tuesday, then June 29, 1999 will send your spirits soaring like a frog on a flying lily pad. This wacky Wiesner creation chronicles an astonishing cross-country phenomenon on June 29, 1999. About a month earlier, on May 11, 1999, young Holly Evans launches vegetable seedlings into the sky from her home in Ho-ho-kus, New Jersey--on seed flats with Acme weather balloons. She expects the plants to stay aloft for a few weeks, allowing her to study the effects of extraterrestrial conditions on their growth and development.

On June 29, 1999, curious things start to happen all over America. A hiker in Montana finds giant turnips in the Rocky Mountains. "Cucumbers circle Kalamazoo. Lima beans loom over Levittown. Artichokes advance on Anchorage." TV news channels announce that arugula has covered Ashtabula, which puzzles Holly, because arugula is not part of her experiment. In fact, she is forced to conclude that none of the enlarged specimen sightings are a result of her initial seedling launch. Where did the giant vegetables come from then? Wiesner waits until the last pages to deliver the punch line. Throughout the book, his visual humor interplays perfectly with the sophisticated though minimal text. (A Mount Rushmore-like scene reveals the faces of Reagan, Bush, Nixon, and Carter carved out of giant potatoes with the caption "Potatoland is wisely abandoned.") This beautifully composed ode to absurdity makes us all wish we really could see parsnips over Providence. Awards and other recognition: 1993 ALA Notable Book, School Library Journal Best Books of 1992, Fanfare 1993: Horn Book's Outstanding Books of the Year, Publishers Weekly 50 Best Books of 1992, New York Times Notable Books of the Year 1992. (Ages 5 and older) --Karin Snelson

About the Author:

David Wiesner is internationally renowned for his visual storytelling and has won the Caldecott Medal three times—for Tuesday, The Three Pigs, and Flotsam—the second person in history to do so. He is also the recipient of three Caldecott Honors, for Free Fall, Sector 7, and Mr. Wuffles. He lives near Philadelphia with his family.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

David Wiesner
Published by Houghton Muffin Hartcourt Trade
ISBN 10: 0395597625 ISBN 13: 9780395597620
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Houghton Muffin Hartcourt Trade. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0395597625

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Wiesner, David
ISBN 10: 0395597625 ISBN 13: 9780395597620
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1992. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780395597620

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Wiesner, David
ISBN 10: 0395597625 ISBN 13: 9780395597620
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1992. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KS-9780395597620

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Wiesner, David
Published by Clarion Books
ISBN 10: 0395597625 ISBN 13: 9780395597620
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Clarion Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0395597625. Bookseller Inventory # Z0395597625ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Wiesner, David
Published by Clarion Books (1992)
ISBN 10: 0395597625 ISBN 13: 9780395597620
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Clarion Books, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0395597625

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

David Wiesner
ISBN 10: 0395597625 ISBN 13: 9780395597620
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97803955976200000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

David Wiesner
Published by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States (1992)
ISBN 10: 0395597625 ISBN 13: 9780395597620
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States, 1992. Hardback. Book Condition: New. None.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The lively imagination of Caldecott medalist David Wiesner forecasts astounding goings-on for a Tuesday in the not too distant future -- an occurrence of gigantic vegetal proportions. These witty, wonderfully imaginative pictures reward closer study. Hurray for Wiesner, and his grand sense of humor. -- Kirkus Reviews, pointer. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780395597620

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Wiesner, David
Published by Clarion Books
ISBN 10: 0395597625 ISBN 13: 9780395597620
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Clarion Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0395597625 Brand New From The Publisher! Not Marked Up Remainders or Shelf Worn Overstocks!. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-S-9780395597620

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

David Wiesner
Published by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States (1992)
ISBN 10: 0395597625 ISBN 13: 9780395597620
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States, 1992. Hardback. Book Condition: New. None.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The lively imagination of Caldecott medalist David Wiesner forecasts astounding goings-on for a Tuesday in the not too distant future -- an occurrence of gigantic vegetal proportions. These witty, wonderfully imaginative pictures reward closer study. Hurray for Wiesner, and his grand sense of humor. -- Kirkus Reviews, pointer. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780395597620

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

David Wiesner
ISBN 10: 0395597625 ISBN 13: 9780395597620
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Hardcover. The lively imagination of Caldecott medalist David Wiesner forecasts astounding goings-on for a Tuesday in the not too distant future ? an occurrence of gigantic vegetal proportions.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 32 pages. 0.408. Bookseller Inventory # 9780395597620

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book