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Ella
Contributor(s): Peet, Bill

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ISBN: 0395272696     ISBN-13: 9780395272695
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 1978
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Annotation: Ella the elephant thinks of herself as a famous circus star, but gets a lesson in humility when a mean farmer puts her to work.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Elephants; Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2007005397
Academic/Grade Level: Babies, Ages 0-2
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.75" H x 8.50" W x 0.25" (0.40 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 19563
Reading Level: 4.8   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q03517
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 2.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s):
Bill Peet was the author of 34 books published by Houghton Mifflin. One of these, BILL PEET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, was named a 1989 Caldecott Honor Book. All of Bill Peetís books published by Houghton Mifflin Company, including his first book for children published in 1959, HUBERT'S HAIR-RAISING ADVENTURE, remain actively in print today.

In both his career as an author and illustrator of childrenís books and in his work as sketch artist and continuity illustrator at Walt Disney, Bill Peet created a menagerie of memorable characters. As he himself noted, "I write about animals because I love to draw them. Most of my animal characters have human personalities, and some are much like the people I know."

At Walt Disney, where Bill Peet worked for 27 years, he was a key participant in the production of classic films such as Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and 101 Dalmatians for which he was not only an artist, but the screenwriter as well.

Bill Peetís signature style enabled him to create fast-paced stories of fantastical adventure delivered with warmth and laugh-out-loud hilarity. His unfailing humor did not, however, prevent him from addressing such poignant issues as kindness toward others and respect for the environment. Through the exploits of his characters, Peet offered his audience a chance to see themselves and their world through new eyes.

"At some point," Bill Peet once said, "it occurred to me that drawing was something I couldnít possibly give up, and somehow it must be turned into a profession." He went on to not only fulfill his dream but to introduce generations of young readers to his delightful vision of humor, friendship and compassion.

 
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