The Old Man And His Door (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Gary Soto

Published by Turtleback Books
ISBN 10: 0613104471 / ISBN 13: 9780613104470
Used / School & Library Binding / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.98 avg rating
(80 ratings)

Synopsis: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Misunderstanding his wife's instructions, an old man sets out for a party with a door on his back.

From Publishers Weekly: A Mexican ditty inspired this buoyant caper about an elderly man who grows "the hottest of hot chiles" and raises pigs "as plump as water balloons," but who is not very adept at listening to his wife. Leaving early for a barbecue with the neighbors, she instructs him to bring el puerco, the pig. But instead the preoccupied fellow removes la puerta from its hinges, and leaves home with a door on his back. It is a propitious mistake, since the well-intentioned man uses this item to perform several important services, among them entertaining a bawling baby and saving a drowning boy. And, as a result of his distractions, he accumulates a range of edibles that are eagerly consumed at his neighbors' feast. A fluid storyteller, Soto (Too Many Tamales) peppers this animated narrative with Spanish words, which are translated in a glossary that precedes the story. Working in an unusually warm palette of heated-up violets, rubies and greens, Cepeda (The Cat's Meow) relies on skillful use of color in broadly delineated compositions to flesh out el viejo's personality and augment the story's humor. Especially endearing are the images of one jovial, unquestionably plump pig who, thanks to the absent-minded hero, ends up being nobody's dinner. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Old Man And His Door (Turtleback School ...
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Binding: School & Library Binding
Book Condition: VERY GOOD

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gary Soto
Published by Turtleback Books
ISBN 10: 0613104471 ISBN 13: 9780613104470
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks
(AURORA, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Turtleback Books. School & Library Binding. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0613104471I3N10

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Gary Soto
Published by Turtleback Books
ISBN 10: 0613104471 ISBN 13: 9780613104470
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Discover Books
(Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Turtleback Books. School & Library Binding. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2950665860

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Gary Soto
Published by Turtleback Books
ISBN 10: 0613104471 ISBN 13: 9780613104470
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Turtleback Books. School & Library Binding. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2967229906

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Gary Soto
Published by Topeka Bindery (1999)
ISBN 10: 0613104471 ISBN 13: 9780613104470
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Topeka Bindery, 1999. Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP101975473

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Gary Soto
Published by Turtleback Books (1998)
ISBN 10: 0613104471 ISBN 13: 9780613104470
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Turtleback Books, 1998. Condition: Good. Joe Cepeda (illustrator). A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0613104471-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 12.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Gary Soto; Illustrator-Joe Cepeda
Published by Turtleback (1998)
ISBN 10: 0613104471 ISBN 13: 9780613104470
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Turtleback, 1998. School & Library Binding. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0613104471

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 9.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Gary Soto
Published by Turtleback Books (1998)
ISBN 10: 0613104471 ISBN 13: 9780613104470
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Turtleback Books, 1998. Condition: UsedAcceptable. Joe Cepeda (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0613104471_4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 13.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Soto, Gary
Published by Turtleback Books (1998)
ISBN 10: 0613104471 ISBN 13: 9780613104470
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Turtleback Books, 1998. School & Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110613104471

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 154.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds