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Macmillan Children's Book

Amos McGee Misses the Bus

Author: Philip C. Stead; illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Amos McGee Misses the Bus

Amos McGee Misses the Bus

About This Book

Hooray! Our good friends are back!

Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, is very considerate and always on time. But after a late night planning a surprise for all...

Page Count
48
On Sale
11/23/2021

Book Details

Hooray! Our good friends are back!

Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, is very considerate and always on time. But after a late night planning a surprise for all his friends, Amos is tired. So tired, in fact, that he falls asleep during breakfast and misses his bus to the zoo!

Now he knows he won't have time for the surprise he planned for his friends. Unless... perhaps his friends can step in and help him out.

Ten years after the phenomenally successful, Caldecott Medal-winning classic, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, we are reunited with the gang in a brand new, heartwarming story from acclaimed author Philip C. Stead and award-winning illustrator, Erin E. Stead.
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Imprint Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

ISBN

9781250213228

In The News

THREE STARRED REVIEWS!

An Amazon Best Book of the Month!

*"[A] worthy sequel to the Caldecott-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee...In a world of sickness, strife, and stridency, it is a pleasure to spend time again with Amos McGee and his zoo friends." - School Library Journal, starred review

*"Wholly delightful follow-up that also stands well on its own." - Booklist, starred review


*"A welcome return of the kindly, Caldecott-winning zookeeper and his animal friends...Sensitive, warm illustrations infuse subtle humor...and are perfectly paced." - Kirkus, starred review


"Erin Stead’s skillful pencil and woodblock print art gives...an attentive atmosphere of patience, loving kindness, and...good cheer." - Publishers Weekly

"An elegant and assured addition to the gentle world of Amos and his friends." - Horn Book

"Erin Stead’s familiar pencil and woodblock art evinces old school charm, with soft dappling, scratchy linework, and a muted palette. Fans can only hope that Amos and pals continue their shenanigans in future titles." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)

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Amos McGee Misses the Bus

Amos McGee Misses the Bus