Swine Lake

Hardcover | July 19, 1999

byJames Marshall

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When a lean and mangy wolf stumbles into the Boarshoi Ballet, he finds tasty pigs a-plenty, twirling and whirling in a performance of Swine Lake. Faced with all those luscious porkers, whats a hungry wolf to do? Well, something totally surprising, as it turns out.

Pure fun from Marshall and Sendak--an incomparable duo!

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Maurice Sendak, North America's greatest illustrator, and James Marshall, one of this century's most renowned children's writers, combine their talents to forge Swine Lake. This spoof of the classical theatre production tells of a wolf keen to catch the show upon hearing it stars tasty pigs. While his intention was to eat the dancers, ...

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When a lean and mangy wolf stumbles into the Boarshoi Ballet, he finds tasty pigs a-plenty, twirling and whirling in a performance of Swine Lake. Faced with all those luscious porkers, whats a hungry wolf to do? Well, something totally surprising, as it turns out.Pure fun from Marshall and Sendak--an incomparable duo!

James Marshall, one of our most beloved creators of children's books, died on October 13, 1992, three days after his fiftieth birthday.As Anita Silvey says in Children's Books and Their Creators: "The Marshall canon of characters is legendary: Viola Swamp, George, Martha, the Stupids, Emily Pig, Fox, the Cut-Ups...In the latter part of...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 8.94 × 7.75 × 0.38 inPublished:July 19, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062051717

ISBN - 13:9780062051714

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Maurice Sendak, North America's greatest illustrator, and James Marshall, one of this century's most renowned children's writers, combine their talents to forge Swine Lake. This spoof of the classical theatre production tells of a wolf keen to catch the show upon hearing it stars tasty pigs. While his intention was to eat the dancers, he becomes so enthralled with production that he scrounges up money to get a ticket for the next night's performance, where he jumps on stage not to eat the dancers, but to join them. Swine Lake puts the marvel back into marvellous.

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Sendak's illustrations are filled with sly references to the arts for adults reading this very fractured, very funny tale to children. (CCBC Choices 2000)