The Amazing Bone

William Steig; Pictures by the author

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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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“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

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William Steig; Pictures by the author

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.  Stieg 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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The Amazing Bone
William Steig; Pictures by the author

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American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Caldecott Honor Book, Boston Globe – Horn Book Award, Honor Books, New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books of the Year, New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year, Reading Rainbow Review Book, Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

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July 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312564216
ISBN10: 031256421X
Picture Book
8.75 x 10 3/4 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 5 to 8
Grade Range: k to 3
$7.99

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ISBN: 9781427232588
ISBN10: 142723258X

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Grade Range: k to 3
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
September 1976
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374302481
ISBN10: 0374302480
Picture Book
8 7/8 x 11 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 5 to 8
Grade Range: k to 3 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 600LL

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April 1993
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374403584
ISBN10: 0374403589
Picture Book
8 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches, 32 pages, Full-color pictures throughout
Age Range: 5 to 8
Grade Range: k to 3 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 600LL
AR Quiz Number: 6204
AR Points: 0.5

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
July 2013
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466813984
ISBN10: 1466813989
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8 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches, 32 pages, Full-color pictures throughout
Age Range: 5 to 8
Grade Range: k to 3
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