Stock Image

Mrs. Fitz's Flamingos

McCloskey, Kevin

14 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0688104754 / ISBN 13: 9780688104757
Published by Lothrop Lee & Shepard, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1992
Condition: Near New Hardcover
From Harvey C. Loveless (Woodbridge, VA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 1, 2001 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 39.50 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Mrs. Fitz's Flamingos by Kevin McCloskey copyright 1992, published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard-stated First edition. Hardback story/picture book is quite clean, in near new condition and is autographed/inscribed by the author on free front endpaper along with a drawing of a flamingo. Dust jacket has a Library edition label, but book shows NO signs of ever having been in a library system. Bookseller Inventory # 20180

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Mrs. Fitz's Flamingos

Publisher: Lothrop Lee & Shepard, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near New

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

About this title


In a desperate attempt to enhance the view out her kitchen window, Mrs. Fitz covers the roof of a warehouse with a flock of plastic pink flamingos and wonders what she will do with them when the wrecking crew arrives to demolish the warehouse.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 1-- Mrs. Fitz is a resourceful senior citizen who improves the view from the window of her Brooklyn apartment by affixing dozens of pink plastic flamingos, first to her fire escape, and then to the tar paper roof of the warehouse across the street. When a wrecker's ball demolishes the building, the flamingos save themselves by taking flight. Mrs. Fitz's view is improved by the construction of a new city park, but she fondly recalls the sight of the pink birds. An undistinguished text is supported by garish cartoon illustrations. The element of fantasy, when the fuchsia lawn ornaments fly south, is not foreshadowed or well integrated into the story, making it simply confusing. The book lacks the underlying emotion and universality of Yorink's Hey, Al (Farrar, 1986), in which the infusion of fantasy into the drab life of a city dweller is masterfully portrayed. --Kate McClelland, Perrot Memorial Library, Greenwich, CT-
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We require prepayment for books plus s&h. You can pay using Paypal. Credit cards
accepted only through ABE.COMmerce. Returns will be accepted within 30 days for
credit or refund.

Shipping Terms:

We are an individual couple selling books fromour home. We have no employees. Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express