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Bob and Jack; a Boy and His Yak

Moss, Jeff

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ISBN 10: 0553089315 / ISBN 13: 9780553089318
Published by Bantam Books, New York, 1992
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Book is fine in half oatmeal colored cloth with gilt spine printing, and half grey-green boards with matching endpapers. Jacket is near fine with some superficial scuffing, not price clipped. No marks, first printing. Jack wanted a yak very badly, and finally got a pet yak named Bob. He loved Bob very much, and Bob loved him, they grew up together. Finally the day came when Jack had to go off to college, Bob stayed home with Jack's parents. Jack grew up and Bob grew old and slow. Finally Bob died, and it was a very sad day for all. Jack got married and had a little baby girl, and he got her a yak. She loved her yak, and named him Steve. No page numbers. Moving story for children of all ages, including grown-ups. Bookseller Inventory # 002250

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Title: Bob and Jack; a Boy and His Yak

Publisher: Bantam Books, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Half Cloth

Illustrator: Demarest, Chris

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Printing

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In this whimsical tale written in the tradition of Dr. Seuss, Jack always wished for a special pet and one Christmas his wish comes true--he discovers a yak of his own under the tree. Jeff Moss brings his trademark insight and imaginative wit to his first book-length story told in verse.

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Grade 2-4-- Told in rhymed couplets, this is a delightful saga of two friends. It begins at the time that Jack, the boy, first realizes that what he really needs most to make his life complete is a yak. He assures his dubious parents that "it's better than a puppy or a goldfish or a llama." They finally agree, and what follows is the depiction of the typical interplay between child and pet. The story takes readers through Jack's departure for college and the inevitable lessening of his devotion to Bob as new friendships and experiences fill his life, to the sad day when his beloved but aging yak dies. The tale comes full circle when, years later, Jack realizes that his young daughter needs a pet and he knows just what to get her. And so another cycle is about to begin. This story of life and death, growth and loss, has been told with a sense of humor that is punctuated by Demarest's delightful line drawings. The rhymes flow naturally, as does the narrative, and only rarely does either seem forced. Children, particularly fans of Roy Gerrard's Mik's Mammoth (Farrar, 1990) and Dr. Seuss's stories, will have no trouble relating to the timelessness and familiarity of this tale. --Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City
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