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Punch in New York (Viking Kestrel picture books)

Provensen, Alice, Provensen, Martin

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ISBN 10: 0670827908 / ISBN 13: 9780670827909
Published by Viking Juvenile, 1991
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Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP90364584

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Title: Punch in New York (Viking Kestrel picture ...

Publisher: Viking Juvenile

Publication Date: 1991

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Edition.

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After Punch is abducted and taken to New York City, he needs all his ingenuity to save himself

From Kirkus Reviews:

Arriving in New York with his traditional puppets, Professore Tucci-Piccini is robbed of the suitcase containing Punch. The disgusted thief tosses Punch from a skyscraper window, setting him free to pursue his knavery throughout the city: he whacks a man who squeezes into his bus-stop seat, then allies himself with muggers and helps them hijack a limousine by causing a diversion (he sprays a ``naughty word''--''Stupid''--on it). Charmed by Punch's driving (over the rooftops), the oblivious owner, ``Mr. Helmstrump,'' hires him as a chauffeur--a post that Punch fills until he happens on the other puppets, performing in Central Park. Provensen's airy, carefully structured illustrations are a loving tribute to the city (whose reputation sometimes seems almost as notorious as the classic bad-guy puppet's); her irrepressible Punch goes through his paces with appropriately wicked glee. It's an inspired pairing, resulting in an unusual, highly entertaining book with many intriguing details to explore. A sensible ``Note on Punch'' explains that he ``doesn't motivate us to do evil deeds [but] provides us with a harmless outlet for our guilty thoughts.'' (Picture book. 4+) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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