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Sam and Emma.

Nelson, Donald

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ISBN 10: 0819304670 / ISBN 13: 9780819304674
Published by NY: Parents Magazine., 1971
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Illustrated by Edward Gorey. Oblong pictorial cover. Very good plus condition. Erasure abrasion on front end paper. Lacks a dust jacket. Children's picture book. Bookseller Inventory # 0894

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Title: Sam and Emma.

Publisher: NY: Parents Magazine.

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Synopsis:

While Sam, the dog, tries to explain that everyone should be allowed their own way of doing things, Emma, the cat, can only scoff at the animals they meet during their walk through the woods.

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A kind hound and a critical cat venture beyond their garden gate for a look at how other animals live in this winsome tale, which is charmingly illustrated by Edward Gorey. Emma the cat scorns the lunch offered by a trio of friendly beavers and laughs in the faces of a pair of porcupines, much to Sam the dog's consternation.
Along come a couple of raccoons. Emma allows that they resemble cats, so they're not ugly, but decries their nocturnal habits. "Not even a dog would live like that," she declares—and now she's insulted long-suffering Sam, too. She didn't mean him, of course. Sam offers his feline friend a more balanced perspective and a gently irresistible appeal for tolerance, bringing this thought-provoking fable of friendship to a warm conclusion.
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Donald Nelsen
Indiana native Donald Nelsen has lived and worked in New York City for more than 50 years. In 1959 he was awarded a Fulbright grant to study painting in Paris, and upon his return to the United States he joined a design studio and began creating textile and wallpaper designs as well as painted wood carvings of everyday objects. Several of his oil paintings are on display at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Edward Gorey
American author and artist Edward Gorey (1925–2000) combined whimsy and dark humor in such illustrated books as The Doubtful Guest, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and four Amphigorey anthologies. His distinctive style, featuring characters in Victorian dress in surrealistic settings, achieved wide recognition with his opening-sequence animation for the PBS Mystery! series.
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