Wee Gillis

byMunro LeafIllustratorRobert Lawson

May 30, 2006|
Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf
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A Caldecott Honor Book by the creators of the beloved Story of Ferdinand

Wee Gillis lives in Scotland. He is an orphan, and he spends half of each year with his mother's people in the lowlands, while the other half finds him in the highlands with his father's kin. Both sides of Gillis's family are eager for him to settle down and adopt their ways. In the lowlands, he is taught to herd cattle, learning how to call them to him in even the heaviest of evening fogs. In the rocky highlands, he stalks stags from outcrop to outcrop, holding his breath so as not to make a sound. Wee Gillis is a quick study, and he soon picks up what his elders can teach him. And yet he is unprepared when the day comes for him to decide, once and for all, whether it will be the lowlands or the highlands that he will call his home.

Robert Lawson and Munro Leaf's classic picture book is a tribute to the powers of the imagination and a triumph of the storyteller's and illustrator's art.
MUNRO LEAF (1905–1976) was an American writer, illustrator, and columnist whose books for children include Manners Can Be Fun and How to Behave and Why (both of which he also illustrated). In 1936 he “dashed off in 25 minutes” a story about a bull who preferred flowers to bullfights as a showcase for the artistic talent of his friend R...
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Title:Wee GillisFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:80 pages, 10.27 X 7.15 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:80 pages, 10.27 X 7.15 X 0.5 inPublished:May 30, 2006Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:159017206X

ISBN - 13:9781590172063

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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