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Amos & Boris
Contributor(s): Steig, William (Author), Steig, William (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 031253566X     ISBN-13: 9780312535667
Publisher: Square Fish
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2009
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Annotation: Befriended by a whale as he is drowning in the ocean, a mouse gets a chance to reciprocate years later in an equally unlikely situation.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Legends, Myths, Fables - General
Dewey: E
Age Level: 5-8
Grade Level: Kindergarten-3
Lexile Measure: 910 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.3" H x 10.2" W x 8.7" (0.30 lbs) 28 pages
Themes:
- Topical - Friendship
- Catalog Heading - Science
- Curriculum Strand - Science
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 5501
Reading Level: 4.7   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Amos el raton y Boris la ballena: un par de amigos leales con nada en comun excepto un buen corazon y la voluntad de ayudar a su colega mamifero. Se conocen luego de que Amos se lanza al mar en su bote fabricado por el mismo, el "Roedor," y pronto se encuentra en la extrema necesidad de ser rescatado. Aparece Boris. Pero llegara el dia, mucho despues de que Boris haya vuelto a su vida balleneante y Amos a su vida ratoneante, en que el pequeno raton deba buscar una forma de socorrer a la gran ballena.
Tierna y comica a la vez, la historia de esta amistad ha sido registrada en un texto y unas ilustraciones que son un modelo de rica simplicidad. Aqui, con aparente desenvoltura y un virtuosismo disimulado, William Steig, premiado con la medalla Caldecott, da vida a dos heroes triunfantes.

Contributor Bio(s): Steig, William: - 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 College and the National Academy of Design. In 1930, Steig's work began appearing in The New Yorker, where his drawings have been a popular fixture ever since. He published his first children's book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968. In 1970, Steig received the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. His books for children also include Dominic; The Real Thief; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book; Amos & Boris, a National Book Award finalist; and Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books. Steig's books have also received the Christopher Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the William Allen White Children's Book Award, and the American Book Award. His European awards include the Premio di Letteratura per l'infanzia (Italy), the Silver Pencil Award (the Netherlands), and the Prix de la Fondation de France. On the basis of his entire body of work, Steig was selected as the 1982 U.S. candidate for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration and subsequently as the 1988 U.S. candidate for Writing. Steig also published thirteen collections of drawings for adults, beginning with About People in 1939, and including The Lonely Ones, Male/Female, The Agony in the Kindergarten, and Our Miserable Life. He died in Boston at the age of 95.Steig, William: - 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 College and the National Academy of Design. In 1930, Steig's work began appearing in The New Yorker, where his drawings have been a popular fixture ever since. He published his first children's book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968. In 1970, Steig received the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. His books for children also include Dominic; The Real Thief; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book; Amos & Boris, a National Book Award finalist; and Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books. Steig's books have also received the Christopher Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the William Allen White Children's Book Award, and the American Book Award. His European awards include the Premio di Letteratura per l'infanzia (Italy), the Silver Pencil Award (the Netherlands), and the Prix de la Fondation de France. On the basis of his entire body of work, Steig was selected as the 1982 U.S. candidate for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration and subsequently as the 1988 U.S. candidate for Writing. Steig also published thirteen collections of drawings for adults, beginning with About People in 1939, and including The Lonely Ones, Male/Female, The Agony in the Kindergarten, and Our Miserable Life. He died in Boston at the age of 95.
 
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