Wilson sat alone

Book Cover
Average Rating
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 450L

This book consists primarily of poems about a character based on the fool archetype, which appears not only in silents and standups (e.g. Keaton, Pryor, Woody Allen) but also in tales running back to the beginning of storytelling. To borrow from Yiddish comedy, he is a combination of schlemiel and schlimazel. The difference is that the schlemiel is a bungler who's always accidentally breaking things and spilling stuff on people and the schlimazel is a sad sack who's always getting his things broken and getting stuff spilled on him. My Fool is both. He is often treated harshly, which seems to come simply from his being a fool. Most fool figures, though "comic," are subjected to a great deal of violence.  The very term "slapstick" derives from this.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 450L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 8a9b08ae-c07a-a784-74fb-53ce2d3b80f8
Grouping Title wilson sat alone
Grouping Author hess debra
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-11 23:29:37PM
Last Indexed 2019-02-23 00:55:44AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Greenseid, Diane,
author Hess, Debra.
author2-role Greenseid, Diane,ill.
author_display Hess, Debra
available_at_school Carter Lawrence Elementary, JT Moore Middle, Robert E Lillard Elementary
collection_school Everyone
detailed_location_school J.T. Moore Middle - Teen Everyone, Lawrence Carter Elementary - Everyone, Robert E Lillard Elementary - Everyone
display_description A little boy always does everything alone and never with his classmates until a new girl comes to school.
format_category_school Books
format_school Book
id 8a9b08ae-c07a-a784-74fb-53ce2d3b80f8
isbn 9780671870461
item_details ils:CARL0000072431|A01076200|J.T. Moore Middle - Teen Everyone|E HES|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4O563||, ils:CARL0000072431|B00018355|Lawrence Carter Elementary - Everyone|E HES|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||17185||, ils:CARL0000072431|B00039011|Robert E Lillard Elementary - Everyone|E HES|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||26500||
itype_school Book
last_indexed 2019-02-23T06:55:44.628Z
lexile_code AD: Adult Directed
lexile_score 450
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_school E HES
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Carter Lawrence Elementary, JT Moore Middle, Robert E Lillard Elementary
primary_isbn 9780671870461
publishDate 1994
record_details ils:CARL0000072431|Book|Books||English|Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,|c1994.|32p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000072431 A01076200 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000072431 B00018355 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000072431 B00039011 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
subject_facet Bashfulness -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction
title_display Wilson sat alone
title_full Wilson sat alone / by Debra Hess ; illustrated by Diane Greenseid
title_short Wilson sat alone
topic_facet Bashfulness, Fiction, Interpersonal relations, Schools