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Baloney (Henry P.) * S I G N E D * - FIRST EDITION -: Scieszka, Jon (ILLUSTRATED by Lane SMITH) Baloney (Henry P.) * S I G N E D * - FIRST EDITION -: Scieszka, Jon (ILLUSTRATED by Lane SMITH)

Baloney (Henry P.) * S I G N E D * - FIRST EDITION -

Scieszka, Jon (ILLUSTRATED by Lane SMITH)

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ISBN 10: 0670892483 / ISBN 13: 9780670892488
Published by Viking, NY, 2001
Condition: As New Hardcover
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A fabulous FIRST Edition AND FIRST Printing, with publishers full number line in place. * SIGNED * by author directly onto title page. A FLAWLESS volume. Under the near perfect silver (and UNclipped) dust jacket is a glossy book board with a full illustration of a green Henry P! Unpaginated. A FIRST/FIRST. Mylar protected jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 000184

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Title: Baloney (Henry P.) * S I G N E D * - FIRST ...

Publisher: Viking, NY

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

When he is late for szkola again, alien schoolkid Henry P. Baloney is asked to explain why by his strict teacher, with a warning that a bad excuse will put him in Permanent Lifelong Detention.

Review:

Henry P. Baloney needs to come up with a very good, very believable excuse for being late to szkola yet again--or he's in big trouble with his teacher Miss Bugscuffle. But never fear! Henry has a doozy of a story. You see, it all started when he misplaced his trusty yellow no. zz zimulis. One thing led to another, and before he knew it, he was on a razzo blasting off into space, where he eventually landed on the planet Astrosus. All went well there, as the intrepid explorer entertained the Astro guys with his funny piksas--until they decided Henry and his piksas would be entertaining to eat. Things go on in this vein until somehow, miraculously, Henry P. Baloney ends up back in his classroom, a mere seven minutes late--but still one writing utensil short!

Trust the ultracreative author/illustrator pair, Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith (The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, the Time Warp Trio series, and more), to mastermind a plot this bizarre and yet somehow familiar to any school kid. Sure, Henry P. Baloney is a cute, saucer-eyed, green alien, but he has problems just like you and me--such as the threat of Permanent Lifelong Detention. Remarkably, as Scieszka reports in his afterword, when he received and decoded the transmission of this story (directly from deep space, mind you), it was written in a combination of many Earth languages, including Finnish, Swahili, Latvian, Esperanto, and Inuktitut (decoder included). Go figure.

Caldecott Honor artist Lane Smith must have spent a lot of time in detention, doodling away the hours. His weird, wild, wonderful pictures tell at least half the story, illustrating for readers' enlightenment just what a zimulis ("pencil" in Latvian) or speelplaats (Dutch for "playground") looks like. Fans of this ingenious pair will not be disappointed and may even make a twrf (Welsh for "noise") of joy! (Ages 5 to 9) --Emilie Coulter

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