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Engelbert the Elephant *SIGNED by Kellogg)

Paxton, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0688143954 / ISBN 13: 9780688143954
Published by A Mulberry Paperback Book/William Morrow & Co., New York, 1995
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Unpaginated (27pp). Glossy illustrated wrappers. INSCRIBED "HAPPY READING ADVENTURES! LOVE FROM YOUR FRIEND, STEVEN KELLOGG. 2009" , WITH A DRAWING OF AN ELEPHANT IN A FEATHERED HAT, BY STEVEN KELLOGG, THE ILLUSTRATOR. Faint diagonal crease on rear cover: Text is in verse by the great folksinger Tom Paxton. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005622

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Title: Engelbert the Elephant *SIGNED by Kellogg)

Publisher: A Mulberry Paperback Book/William Morrow & Co., New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: Steven Kellogg

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed By Illustrator

Edition: First Mulberry Paperback Printing.

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An elephant's dancing skills and good manners surprise everyone at the royal ball, including the queen.

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In what has to be the social upset of the season, an unsuspecting elephant receives a surprise invitation to the royal ball (thanks to a pair of prankster mice). Engelbert's arrival startles the stuffy courtiers, who nearly cause a stampede in their panic. But the queen is charmed by the pachyderm's courteous bow, and quickly puts a halt to the mad exit. Wearing one sneaker and one rollerskate, Engelbert turns out to be a veritable Fred Astaire, and is even chosen to squire the queen for the final dance. In the end, the party adjourns to the jungle, where the revelers dance until dawn. Popular folksinger Paxton has pulled out all the stops in this rollicking ballad, with its gentle reminder not to judge a book by its cover. Kellogg's characteristically droll touches depict Engelbert as a hero of magnanimous proportions--and one worth cheering for as well. Aspiring musicians may be disappointed to note that the music isn't included, so they could learn the tune and sing along. All ages.
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