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MIKE FINK (1ST PRT IN DJ)

Kellogg, Steven (reteller)

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ISBN 10: 0688070035 / ISBN 13: 9780688070038
Published by William Morrow & Co, NY, 1992
Condition: As New Hardcover
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SIGNED/INSCRIBED OPPOSITE TITLE PAGE: " TO LOGAN, ANOTHER HERO, FROM STEVEN KELLOGG' WITH A 7" DRAWING OF AN ALLIGATOR. A terrific tall tale about MIKE FINK- America's most famous ring-tailed roarer and river wrestler!. Bookseller Inventory # 013588

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Title: MIKE FINK (1ST PRT IN DJ)

Publisher: William Morrow & Co, NY

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Kellogg, Steven

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: SIGNED/INSCRIBED BY ARTIST

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Prt.

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Mike Fink, the larger-than-life hero of one of America's favorite tall tales, was the most daring and rugged frontiersman on any American river. A runaway at two days old, Mike eventually grew up to be King of the Keelboatmen--the strong, rowdy men who floated cargo downriver to New Orleans and poled their heavy boats back against the current. But first he became a crackerjack marksman with his gun, Bang All, then grappled with grizzlies, and defeated Jack Carpenter, the reigning Keelboat King, in an epic wrestling match. No man, alligator, or snapping turtle could outdo the mighty Mike Fink-that is, until Hilton P. Blathersby and his powerful smoke-spewing steamboat came along! In zesty prose and exuberant, richly colored pictures, Steven Kellogg captures all the fun and adventure of America's most famous ring-tailed roarer and river wrestler.

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"Kellogg spins an entertaining yarn and illustrates it with verve and humor. Here he dramatizes the life of Mike Fink from the first time he runs away from home (as a spunky two-day-old babe), through the wrestling match that earns him the title King of the Keelboatmen, to that fateful day when Mike pits himself against a steamboat for control of the Mississippi.... Once again, Kellogg captures the drama, wit, and exaggeration of the tall tale in a picture book that's a pleasure to read aloud." --Booklist.

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