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Napoli, Donna Jo

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ISBN 10: 0152015728 / ISBN 13: 9780152015725
Published by Silver Whistle, 2001
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0152015728 Unpaginated children's picture book. Printing line ends in D. Jacket has some light edgewear with a few tiny chips to the bottom edge. This book was named the Best Illustrated Children's Book by the New York Times Book Review and there is a sticker advertising that on the front panel of the jacket. Boards are very nice, clean and bright without much wear, just a gentle bump to the spine foot. Pasted to the ffep is an original ink drawing of a fawn, signed by illustrator Jim LaMarche. On the verso of the ffep is an unrelated gift inscription. Pages are clean and bright. Sound binding. This item is oversized - additional shipping charge may apply for Priority Mail or orders outside the US. Illustrator: LaMarche, Jim. Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size: Folio - over 12 in - 15 in tall. Year: 2001. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-061339

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Title: Albert

Publisher: Silver Whistle

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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You never know what a day will bring.
The morning begins like any other. Albert reaches out the window to check the weather. But from the moment a twig lands smack in the palm of his hand, life is never the same.
In her first picture book, Donna Jo Napoli invents a magical and inspiring tale that will capture the heart of any reader who has loved a pet. Jim LaMarche creates an endearing character in Albert and a classic setting for the miraculous new world that unfolds around him.


Every day Albert sticks his hand out the window of his apartment to check the weather. Every day he decides it's too cold, too hot, too wet, too breezy, and goes back to sitting at his table, drinking tomato juice, doing card tricks, or listening to baseball games on the radio. Until one day when he works his hand out through the grillwork over his window--plop! A cardinal drops a twig in his palm. Before he knows it, Albert is stranded, holding a brand new nest in his hand. The days go by, eggs are laid, the papa cardinal starts feeding berries to Albert, and, inevitably, chicks hatch. Meanwhile, Albert is slowly developing a different take on life. His previously protected world opens up as he witnesses the highs and lows of nature's course.

In this odd little story, award-winning young adult novelist Donna Jo Napoli (Zel, Spinners, etc.) takes her first stab at writing a picture book. It's quirky, it's whimsical... It's a little perplexing. The moral, apparently, is that we need to seize life by the lapels, take the good with the bad, not hide our heads underground. But this message may apply more strongly to adults, especially as the protagonist himself is a young man. Still, children will love the idea of a bird building its nest in someone's hand. With colored pencils, Jim LaMarche creates luminous full-page illustrations with charming details and intriguing angles. (Ages 5 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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