Opus the penguin makes a Christmas wish that he might fly.
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Berkeley Breathed is a cartoonist, novelist, director, and screenwriter, best known for the popular comic strip "Bloom County." He has written and/or illustrated many books for young readers, including Red Ranger Came Calling, The Last Basselope, Goodnight Opus, and A Wish for Wings That Worked.From Kirkus Reviews:
The creator of the popular Bloom County comic strip takes up the well-worn theme of an animal who helps Santa. Opus is a penguin who longs to fly, but it's his swimming strength that makes him a hero after Santa's sleigh falls in a lake after the harness breaks. Reward: Santa's praise plus a ride aloft, borne by his friends the snow ducks. Nothing new here, but the story is told with competence and energy; the lavish mixed-media illustrations (airbrush smooth, cartoon style) have plenty of witty details. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Little, Brown Books for Young, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110316106917
Book Description Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0316106917