B Is for Beer

Hardcover | April 21, 2009

byTom Robbins

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A Children's Book About Beer?

Yes, believe it or not—but B Is for Beer is also a book for adults, and bear in mind that it's the work of maverick bestselling novelist Tom Robbins, inter-nationally known for his ability to both seriously illuminate and comically entertain.

nce upon a time (right about now) there was a planet (how about this one?) whose inhabitants consumed thirty-six billion gallons of beer each year (it's a fact, you can Google it). Among those affected, each in his or her own way, by all the bubbles, burps, and foam, was a smart, wide-eyed, adventurous kindergartner named Gracie; her distracted mommy; her insensitive dad; her non-conformist uncle; and a magical, butt-kicking intruder from a world within our world.

Populated by the aforementioned characters—and as charming as it may be subversive—B Is for Beer involves readers, young and old, in a surprising, far-reaching investigation into the limits of reality, the transformative powers of children, and, of course, the ultimate meaning of a tall, cold brewski.

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A Children's Book About Beer?Yes, believe it or not—but B Is for Beer is also a book for adults, and bear in mind that it's the work of maverick bestselling novelist Tom Robbins, inter-nationally known for his ability to both seriously illuminate and comically entertain.nce upon a time (right about now) there was a planet (how about th...

Tom Robbins was born in North Carolina in 1932 and raised in Virginia. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, he moved to Seattle to do graduate work at the University of Washington. His internationally bestselling works includeStill Life With Woodpecker,Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates,Jitterbug Perfume,Skinny Legs and ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.57 inPublished:April 21, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061687278

ISBN - 13:9780061687273

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A children's book and more -- more as in "better" Yet enjoyable and valuable and rich and intense and funny nonetheless. Leave it to Tom Robbins to recognise what will tickle a young child's sense of The Funny while simultaneously pressed the exact same buttons in grown-ups. And. yes, the material is intricately woven together. Funny -- with Robbins' trademark fresh and remarkable similes that adults likely grab onto -- with just enough plain children's language, and point of view, to make this odd subject for a children's story work for both the kids who may be listening to the grown-ups who read it to them. Fun. Engaging. I can't wait for a kid to try this book out on. Meantime, it gave me a much-needed Robbins fix. Seriously.
Date published: 2014-11-05

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“Kids at heart, and anyone bemused by Robbins’ previous novels, will guzzle down Robbins’ latest brew.”