The Eleventh Hour Curious Mystery
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Animals. Elephants. Birthdays. Parties. Reader is invited to guess the thief of the birthday feast. The answer is still sealed to be opened by the reader. Jacket in mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 004743
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Review: Reading The Eleventh Hour is like running a marathon: one finishes exhausted but satisfied. Graeme Base, creator of the popular Animalia, has crafted another intricately wrought, gorgeously illustrated picture book, this time a mystery in verse. When Horace the Elephant decides to throw himself a party for his 11th birthday, he never suspects a crime will be committed by lunchtime. Who has stolen the birthday feast? As with any good mystery, everyone is guilty until proven innocent. The proof lies in the myriad clues embedded in each glorious illustration. Young sleuths will delight in decoding the complex messages that pop up in unexpected places.
Graeme Base used the buildings he saw during his travels through Africa, Asia, and Europe to design and decorate Horace's fantastic house. Astute readers may recognize Roman cathedrals, Scottish palaces, and stone carvings from India. Best of all, secreted in these walls are cryptic messages in Egyptian hieroglyphics, anagrams, and even Morse code to challenge the perceptive and deductive abilities of any reader "of tender years or long in tooth." The Eleventh Hour is a brilliant, rigorous, creative romp that no child (or adult) should miss. (All Ages)
Title: The Eleventh Hour Curious Mystery
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, NY
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
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