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Dumpy La Rue

Dumpy La Rue

Elizabeth Winthrop, illustrated by Betsy Lewin

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


Trade Paperback

"He's a porker with passion,
a dancing fool, a pig with rhythm-
this breaks every rule,"
said the normally reticent mule.

Now in paperback, Dumpy La Rue, a story of a pig who knew what he wanted to do.

Elizabeth Winthrop's romping, rhyming story and Betsy Lewin's exuberant illustrations will have readers tapping their toes, jumping for joy, and dancing a jig with this passionate pig as they follow him and the barnyard animals from farm to fame.

Dumpy La Rue is a 2001 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

California Young Reader Medal Master List, Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award Master List, New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Books of the Year, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, NYT Best Illustrated BOTY


Praise for Dumpy La Rue

“A perfect read-aloud.” —School Library Journal, starred

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Elizabeth Winthrop, illustrated by Betsy Lewin

Elizabeth Winthrop, the ever popular author of Shoes, illustrated by Bill Joyce; Halloween Hats, illustrated by Sue Truesdale; and Castle in the Attic, has written more than forty books, from picture books to young-adult novels. Her recent middle-grade fantasy novel, The Red-Hot Rattoons, is also illustrated by Betsy Lewin. Ms. Winthrop lives in New York City.

Betsy Lewin has illustrated more than fifty books for children, some of which she also wrote. She received a Caldecott Honor for her illustration of the bestselling Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin. Ms. Lewin lives with her husband, artist Ted Lewin, in Brooklyn, New York.

Elizabeth Winthrop

Betsy Lewin

From the Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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