Arthur Yorinks Hey, Al

ISBN 13: 9780590372015

Hey, Al

 
9780590372015: Hey, Al

Al, a janitor, and his faithful dog, Eddie, live in a single room on the West Side. They eat together, they work together, they do everything together. So what's the problem?

Thier room is crowded and cramped; their life is an endless struggle. Al and Eddie are practically at eachothers throats when a large and mysterious bird offers them a new life in paradise. After some debate, they decide to accept.

Transported to a gorgeous island in the sky, Al and Eddie are soon living a life of ease and luxury. But they come to find that the grass can be a little too green on the other side. After a dramatic, nearly tragic escape from their paradise prison, both man and dog agree: there really is no place like home. Hey, Al is the winner of the 1987 Caldecott Medal.

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The plot of this book, for 4-year-olds and up, involves the travails of Al, a janitor who lives in a dingy apartment on Manhattan's West Side with his dog Eddie. One day, a funny-looking bird sticks its huge head through Al's bathroom window and proposes a journey to a terrific place where there are "no worries" and "no cares." Al agrees and takes Eddie with him. What the two experience is paradise--butterflies, wildflowers, chirping birds and cool streams--but it soon gives way to the uncertainties of being away from home, and a moral: that home is where the heart is. This sharp, wry and tender story, which won the 1987 Caldecott Medal, marks Yorinks' and Egielski's fourth highly praised collaborative work.

About the Author:

Arthur Yorinks and Richard Egielski have collaborated on several books together. Mr. Yorinks lives in New York City, and Mr. Egielski lives in Milford, New Jersey.

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Arthur Yorinks
Published by Scholastic, Inc (1997)
ISBN 10: 0590372017 ISBN 13: 9780590372015
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Book Description Scholastic, Inc, 1997. Unknown Binding. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0590372017

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