On a bright and beautiful spring day, Pearl, a pig, is dawdling on her way home from school when she most unexpectedly strikes up an acquaintance with a small bone. 'You talk?' says Pearl. 'In any language,' says the bone. 'And I can imitate any sound there is.' (Its former owner was a witch.) Pearl and the bone are soon heading home together, happily continuing their conversation. But before she can introduce her new friend to her parents, the resourceful bone must deal with a band of highway robbers in Halloween masks and - worse! - a fox who decides that Pearl will be his main course at dinner that night.
William Steig, incomparable master of the contemporary picture book, creates a wonderful world of villains, exploits and friendship.
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"Pearl (a piglet) discovers a talking bone, which had fallen out of a witch's basket. . . . This is a tight mesh of witty storytelling and art, bound to please any audience."--"Booklist", Starred Review"Steig's inspired language is a miraculous match for his pictures, lovely as well as funny."--"Publishers Weekly""Another Steig tour de force."--"School Library Journal"About the Author:
William Steig (1907 - 2003) was a prolific American cartoonist, sculptor and, later in life, an author of popular children's literature. Most noted for the books Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, he also created the character Shrek, who inspired the popular movie series.
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Book Description Puffin, 1977. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140502475
Book Description Puffin, 1977. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140502475