Title: The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2014
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
1st edition/1st printing in as new, unread condition. Signed and dated by the author on the title page. The author has also written: "To Another Sweetie Pie." Picture of the author at signing included. No condition problems. Mylar covered. Bookseller Inventory # 000210
Synopsis: From two-time Caldecott winner Chris Van Allsburg, creator of Jumanji and The Polar Express, comes a poignant story of one hamster?s struggle with destiny. Being a pet store hamster isn?t much fun for Sweetie Pie, but life in human homes proves downright perilous. As Sweetie Pie longingly gazes out of his cage at the squirrels frolicking in the trees, he wonders if he?ll ever have the chance to feel the wind in his fur. Allsburg?s expressive, soft-hued illustrations artfully capture a hamster?s-eye view of the wide and wonderful world where maybe, just maybe, Sweetie Pie could someday run free.
About the Author:
Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children?s literature. In 1982, Jumanji was nominated for a National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg is a former instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design.
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