The Amazing Bone

Paperback | July 5, 2011

byWilliam SteigIllustratorWilliam Steig

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Can Pearl, a pig, and her new friend, a small talking bone, outwit a band of robbers and a hungry fox?

The Amazing Bone is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1977 Caldecott Honor Book, and a 1977 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books.

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Can Pearl, a pig, and her new friend, a small talking bone, outwit a band of robbers and a hungry fox?The Amazing Bone is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1977 Caldecott Honor Book, and a 1977 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books.

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. Steig was born in New York City. Every member of his family was involved in the arts, and so it was no surprise when he decided to become an artist. He attended City Colleg...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.17 × 4.31 × 0.13 inPublished:July 5, 2011Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031256421X

ISBN - 13:9780312564216

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"Pearl (a piglet) discovers a talking bone, which had fallen out of a witch's basket. . . . This is a tight mesh of witty storytelling and art, bound to please any audience." -Booklist, Starred Review

"Steig's inspired language is a miraculous match for his pictures, lovely as well as funny." -Publishers Weekly

"Another Steig tour de force." -School Library Journal