Amos & Boris by William SteigAmos & Boris by William Steig

Amos & Boris

byWilliam SteigIllustratorWilliam Steig

Paperback | September 15, 2009

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Amos the mouse and Boris the whale: a devoted pair of friends with nothing at all in common, except good hearts and a willingness to help their fellow mammal. They meet after Amos sets out to sail the sea and finds himself in extreme need of rescue. And there will come a day, long after Boris has gone back to a life at sea and Amos has gone back to life on dry land, when the tiny mouse must find a way to rescue the great whale.

Amos & Boris is a 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Notable Children's Book of the Year, and Outstanding Book of the Year.

William Steig (1907-2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator and author of award-winning books for children, including Shrek!, on which the DreamWorks movies are based; the Caldecott Medal-winner Sylvester and the Magic Pebble; The Caldecott Honor book The Amazing Bone; and the Newbury Honor Books Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto. Stieg als...
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Title:Amos & BorisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.96 × 8.39 × 0.16 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031253566X

ISBN - 13:9780312535667

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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"There is no question that Steig's affectionately witty pictures and perfectly complementary narration make this a durable picture book friendship." -Kirkus Reviews"The book is funny and earnest, pellucid and profound." -The New York Times Book Review"* A simple, matter-of-fact story about the friendship between a mouse and a whale. . . . Lovely watercolor pictures and a funny, well-written text which presents its plot coincidences in tongue-in-cheek manner fit together admirably in this faintly Aesopian tale." -School Library Journal, Starred Review