Abel's Island (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Abel's place in his familiar, mouse world has always been secure; he had an allowance from his mother, a comfortable home, and a lovely wife, Amanda. But one stormy August day, furious flood water carry him off and dump him on an uninhabited island. Despite his determination and stubborn resourcefulness--he tried crossing the river with boats and ropes and even on stepping-stones--Abel can't find a way to get back home.

Days, then weeks and ...

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Overview

Abel's place in his familiar, mouse world has always been secure; he had an allowance from his mother, a comfortable home, and a lovely wife, Amanda. But one stormy August day, furious flood water carry him off and dump him on an uninhabited island. Despite his determination and stubborn resourcefulness--he tried crossing the river with boats and ropes and even on stepping-stones--Abel can't find a way to get back home.

Days, then weeks and months, pass. Slowly, his soft habits disappear as he forages for food, fashions a warm nest in a hollow log, models clay statues of his family for company, and continues to brood on the problem of how to get across the river--and home.

Abel's time on the island brings him a new understanding of the world he's separated from. Faced with the daily adventure of survival in his solitary, somewhat hostile domain, he is moved to reexamine the easy way of life he had always accepted and discovers skills and talents in himself that hold promise of a more meaningful life, if and when he should finally return to Mossville and his dear Amanda again.

Accustomed to a life of leisure, gentlemanly Abel must be resourceful to survive after he finds himself stranded on a remote island. Newbery Honor Book; ALA Notable Children's Book. Black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781417793839
  • Publisher: Sanval, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 117
  • Sales rank: 1,134,469
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

William Steig received the 1970 Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. His next four books--Amos and Boris, Dominic, The Real Thief, and Farmer Palmer's Wagon Ride--were all named ALA Notable Books, and Dominic received the 1975 William Allen White Children's Book Award.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2006

    an adventure of perserverence!

    Abel learns what it means to have physical as well as emotional strength when an unexpected disaster changes his whole life. He is determined not to let the situation bring him down and in the process of finding a solution to his problem, he discovers hidden talents he never knew he possessed.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2006

    OK

    I THOUHT IT WAS REALLY DULL AND BORING.!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2004

    Adventure awaits in this book

    I really enjoyed this book. I recommend Abel's Island if you like adventure and disaster!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2001

    a reviewer

    The story about Abel is cute. There are some expected events and some unexpected. I'm still trying to understand why someone would write about an animal as if it were a human and what the point of the story was. As a whole, this book wasn't earth-shattering but it was pleasant enough to finish.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    <3

    I loved this book as a kid and promised myself i would buy it one day 4 years later i did. I loved this book for some reason and still do today!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Ugh

    It' ok, but most of the time it was boring and seemed to drag on and on.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Ok

    I read this in school and it is not very amazing.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    Awesomer than u

    Awesome

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2002

    This book rules!!!

    If you love animals, like me, this is a great book! The main character is Abelard Hassam di Chirico Flint, who was blown away during a storm while trying to rescue his wife Amanda's beloved scarf. Will he ever get off the island?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    I loved the book abel is so desperate to find his beloved wife amanda .the two mouses abel amanda and the whole village are cute.i definately reccomend the book.

    I loved the book i reccomend it for children or adults.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    This book is the best!

    I like the part wehn Abel meets the frog

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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