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Mr. Chas & Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas, Signed in our presence by Fran Lebowitz , Lebowitz's first (and only) children's book and what a delight it is! While exploring their New York City apartment building,

Fran Lebowitz, B/W illustrated by Michael Graves, SIGNED in our presence by Fran Lebowitz on the title page. Inner DJ Flap has Original Price Intact $15

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ISBN 10: 0679860525 / ISBN 13: 9780679860525
Published by Knopf, New York for Young Readers, 1994
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Bluff Park Rare Books (LONG BEACH, CA, U.S.A.)

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HBDJ, 1994, 1st edition, with #1 INTACT COPYRIGHT PG, A beautiful copy, Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Blue cloth spine with gilt titles, tan/yellow boards, decorative end papers b/w diamond pattern , DJ Protected Clear Mylar, 60 pgs, ,seven-year olds Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue discover an hidden room and two pandas with a problem (Pandemonium and Don't Panda to Publich Taste, who also just happen to talk). Bookseller Inventory # 27306

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Title: Mr. Chas & Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas, Signed ...

Publisher: Knopf, New York for Young Readers

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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The author of Metropolitan Life and Social Studies offers her first children's book--the humorous adventures of two seven-year-old children and two Panda bears named Pandemonium and Don't Panda to Public Taste.

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Grade 1-4?Sophisticated adults' visions of precocious children's adventures tend to be more appealing to sophisticated adults than to real youngsters. That's just the case in Lebowitz's first children's book, in which Mr. Chas, a seven-year-old Manhattanite, narrates what happens when he and his friend Lisa Sue discover two pandas behind a hidden door in her pantry. The pandas, "Pandemonium" and "Don't Panda to Public Taste," long to live urban lives and eat city food, but fear being put in the zoo. Disguising themselves as dogs won't help, since animals are not allowed in museums or restaurants. Their dream, therefore, is to move to Paris, where "dogs can go anywhere," and Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue set out to raise money for their trip. Unfortunately, they're unable to come up with the necessary funds. But luckily, Lisa Sue's father happens to be going to France and agrees to take the pandas. Lebowitz's style is artfully rambling as Mr. Chas airs his impressive vocabulary and his interpretations of why things are as they are. The fantasy is no more convincing than the children. With her deliberately arch style, the author has created an odd look at unsupervised bright youngsters. While Graves's pen-and-charcoal illustrations of the locale, the children, and the pandas in disguise are charming, the overall effect of the book is cloying.?Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public Library
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