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The Sweetest Fig [Oversized Pictorial]

Van Allsburg, Chris

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ISBN 10: 0395673461 / ISBN 13: 9780395673461
Published by Houghton Mifflin 1993 Reprint., Clean and Unmarked Text, 1993
Condition: Good Clean Cond. Hardcover
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Quality Hardback : hard cover edition in Very Good condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book, in Good Dust Jacket with some egdewear and slight chipping. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great GIFT IDEA for the fan / reader in your life. Bookseller Inventory # 5020435

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Title: The Sweetest Fig [Oversized Pictorial]

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 1993 Reprint., Clean and Unmarked Text

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard back

Illustrator: Fully Illustrated

Book Condition:Good Clean Cond.

Dust Jacket Condition: Yes

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"These figs are very special," the woman whispered. "They can make your dreams come true." -- Thus Monsieur Bibot, the cold-hearted dentist, was given two ordinary-looking figs as payment for extracting a tooth from an old woman's mouth. Monsieur Bibot refused to believe such nonsense and proceeded to eat one of the figs for a bedtime snack. Although it was possibly the finest, sweetest fig he had ever tasted, it wasn't until the next morning that Monsieur Bibot realized it indeed had the power to make his dreams come true. While dragging his poor dog, Marcel, out for his walk, he discovered that his strange dream from the night before was becoming all too real. Determined to make good use of the second fig, Monsieur Bibot learns to control is dreams. But can he control Marcel? Once again Chris Van Allsburg explores the mysterious territory between fantasy and reality in an uncanny tale that will intrigue readers of all ages.

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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. Visit him at chrisvanallsburg.com. 

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