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The purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

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New York Times Bestseller! A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017 A never-before-published, previously unfinished Mark Twain children's story is brought to life by Philip and Erin Stead, creators of the Caldecott Medal-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee . In a hotel in Paris one evening in 1879, Mark Twain sat with his young daughters, who begged their father for a story. Twain began telling them the tale of Johnny, a poor boy in possession of some magical seeds. Later, Twain would jot down some rough notes about the story, but the tale was left unfinished . . . until now. Plucked from the Mark Twain archive at the University of California at Berkeley, Twain's notes now form the foundation of a fairy tale picked up over a century later. With only Twain's fragmentary script and a story that stops partway as his guide, author Philip Stead has written a tale that imagines what might have been if Twain had fully realized this work. Johnny, forlorn and alone except for his pet chicken, meets a kind woman who gives him seeds that change his fortune, allowing him to speak with animals and sending him on a quest to rescue a stolen prince. In the face of a bullying tyrant king, Johnny and his animal friends come to understand that generosity, empathy, and quiet courage are gifts more precious in this world than power and gold. Illuminated by Erin Stead's graceful, humorous, and achingly poignant artwork, this is a story that reaches through time and brings us a new book from America's most legendary writer, envisioned by two of today's most important names in children's literature. A Bank Street College of Education 2018 Best Children's Book of the Year "will capture the imaginations of readers of all ages"-- USA Today , ★ ★ ★ ★ (out of four stars) ★ "Samuel Langhorne Clemens himself would be proud."-- Booklist , starred review ★ "a cast of eccentric characters, celestially fine writing, and a crusade against pomp that doesn't sacrifice humor."-- Publishers Weekly , starred review ★ "Completing a story penned by arguably America's greatest author is no easy feat, but the Caldecott-winning author-illustrator (and husband-wife) team proves more than equal to the task. . . . A pensive and whimsical work that Twain would applaud."-- Kirkus , starred review ★ "The combination of Twain's (often sarcastic) humor and "lessons of life," a touch of allegory, and Stead's own storytelling skills result in an awesome piece of fantasy."-- School Library Journal , starred review ★ "Beautifully understated and nuanced illustrations by Erin Stead add the finishing flourishes to this remarkable work."--Shelf Awareness, starred review "drawn with a graceful crosshatched intelligence that seems close to the best of Wyeth."--Adam Gopnik, The New York Times "Twain and the two Steads have created what could become a read-aloud classic, perfect for families to enjoy together."-- The Horn Book "artful and meta and elegant"-- The Wall Street Journal "should inspire readers young and old to seek further adventures with Twain." --The Washington Post
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Grouped Work ID a093d133-9c36-c742-909f-5736ee9945e1
Full title purloining of prince oleomargarine
Author twain mark
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-25 23:21:42PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-26 03:10:41AM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 1
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.3
auth_author2 Bramhall, Mark,, Key, Keegan-Michael, 1971-, Stead, Erin E,, Stead, Erin,, Stead, Philip Christian,, Whelan, Julia, 1984-
author Mark Twain
author2-role Bramhall, Mark,performer., Key, Keegan-Michael,1971-narrator., Key, Keegan-Michael,1971-performer., Stead, Erin E,illustrator., Stead, Erin,author., Stead, Philip Christian,author., Whelan, Julia,1984-performer.
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display_description "Based on a set of unfinished Mark Twain notes for a children's story, this is the tale of Johnny, a young boy with a magical ability to speak to animals who sets off to rescue a stolen prince"--
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subject_facet Animals -- Fiction, Animals -- Juvenile fiction, Audiobooks, Children's audiobooks, Fairy tales, Human-animal communication -- Fiction, Human-animal communication -- Juvenile fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous stories, Kidnapping -- Fiction, Kidnapping -- Juvenile fiction, Kings and rulers -- Juvenile fiction, Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Fiction, Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Juvenile fiction, Princes -- Fiction, Princes -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
title_full The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine, The purloining of Prince Oleomargarine / by Mark Twain and Philip C. Stead ; with illustrations by Erin Stead, The purloining of Prince Oleomargarine / by Mark Twain and Philip Stead ; with illustrations by Erin Stead, The purloining of Prince Oleomargarine / by Mark Twain, Philip C. Stead & Erin Stead
title_short The purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
topic_facet Animals, Folklore, Human-animal communication, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Kidnapping, Kings and rulers, Kings, queens, rulers, etc, Princes