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Tumble Tower: Tyler, Anne and Mitra Modarressi

Tumble Tower

Tyler, Anne and Mitra Modarressi

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ISBN 10: 0531054977 / ISBN 13: 9780531054970
Published by Orchard Books, New York, 1993
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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hardcover. SIGNED by Anne Tyler and Mitra Modarressi, the illustrator. Bump to heel of spine, boards are bowed, still a very good copy in a fine bright dust jacket which is now covered in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 1282

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Title: Tumble Tower

Publisher: Orchard Books, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

A very messy princess in a very tidy royal family has the opportunity to prove that there are advantages to not being neat

From Publishers Weekly:

Princess Molly the Messy belongs to a family of royal neatniks: King Clement the Clean, Queen Nellie the Neat and Prince Thomas the Tidy. Her room in the castle's tower is a much-lamented disaster, but when a flash flood drives the family from the lower floors, the "Den of Disorder" turns out to contain all the creature comforts needed for a convivial night--spare pajamas, leftover snacks and books handily tucked under the pillow. Novelist Tyler, in her first book for children, offers a nimble, witty treatment of a somewhat worn topic. Her pithy portrayals of the hyper-organized, self-righteous royal cleaners-up will tickle all those who share Molly's talent for tumult, as will the comically exaggerated disarray of the tower (the floor harbors outgrown clothes; the window frames a flourishing orange tree sprouted from a long-ago treat). The plot's live-and-let-live moral is neatly reciprocal: Molly helps restore the castle's main quarters to shipshape condition after the flood, and the others come to appreciate just a tad of clutter in their own rooms. Debut artist Modarressi, Tyler's daughter, deftly mixes gentle colors and sharp planes in her distinctive watercolors. With the otherworldly, angular faces of the characters and the profusion of details, patterns and objects, her illustrations hint at the dreaminess of Modigliani and the cozy amiability of Ernest Shepard. Ages 4-7.
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