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Lady Bugatti

Maxner, Joyce

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ISBN 10: 0688103405 / ISBN 13: 9780688103408
Published by HarperCollins Children's Book Group, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1991
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Lady Bugatti by Joyce Maxner. Hardback, oblong story/picture book is in good+ to very good condition. Dust jacket has a short tear on upper back edge-overall very good and in a fresh Brodart protector-looks nice. NOT AN EX-LIB!. Bookseller Inventory # 25933

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Title: Lady Bugatti

Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Book Group, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Hawkes, Kevin (illustrator)

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Lady Bugatti and her insect guests dine together and then have an enjoyable evening at the theater

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 3-- Maxner returns to the world of insects so creatively and successfully employed in Nicholas Cricket (HarperCollins, 1989) . However, whereas that story had a kind of logic--it was possible to imagine insects and other field creatures congregating at the local cafe to dance to the music of a cricket band--Lady Bugatti, an elegant ladybug, lives in a sophisticated city of the 1920s. The rather labored account tells of an insect dinner party followed by a trip to the theater. The only tension occurs when Lady Bugatti vanishes during the performance, but the mystery is solved when she reappears at the end of the program to present a prize to the winning performer. Hawkes's full-page, richly colored paintings create a fully realized, highly styled art-deco world--one could imagine Fred Astaire dancing down the sweep of staircase where Lady Bugatti makes her first appearance. The guests, Dragonia Fly and Madame Flutterby, are elegantly dressed in the Egyptian and Japanese styles of the time, and great attention has been paid to decorative detail. Hawkes has creatively utilized insect motifs throughout--the murals on the stairs, the neon marquee, and the resplendent theater curtain feature leaping grasshoppers, crickets, and ants. The rather thin text has been richly and inventively interpreted, and children may well be intrigued by the idea of an insect city and the visual consistency with which it is portrayed. However, there is little in the story itself to catch or hold their interest. --Eleanor K. MacDonald, Beverly Hills Pub . Lib .
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