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Amos and Boris (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Amos the mouse and Boris the whale: a devoted pair of friends with nothing at all in common, except good hearts and a willingness to help their fellow mammal. They meet after Amos sets out to sea in his homemade boat, the Rodent, and soon finds himself in extreme need of rescue. Enter Boris. But there will come a day, long after Boris has gone back to a life of whaling about and Amos has gone back to his life of mousing around, when the tiny ...

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Overview

Amos the mouse and Boris the whale: a devoted pair of friends with nothing at all in common, except good hearts and a willingness to help their fellow mammal. They meet after Amos sets out to sea in his homemade boat, the Rodent, and soon finds himself in extreme need of rescue. Enter Boris. But there will come a day, long after Boris has gone back to a life of whaling about and Amos has gone back to his life of mousing around, when the tiny mouse must find a way to rescue the great whale.

The tender yet comical story of this friendship is recorded in text and pictures that are a model of rich simplicity. Here, with apparent ease and concealed virtuosity, Caldecott medalist William Steig brings two winning heroes to life.

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Gr 1-3-- A mouse named Amos builds a boat and sets off to sea. In one unfortunate moment, he finds himself cast overboard in the middle of the ocean. As he contemplates his death by drowning, Boris the whale emerges. This Spanish translation is wonderfully told and will be a natural for storytime. The watercolor illustrations capture the emotions of the two very unlikely companions who become best friends.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780808527091
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 10.52 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2001

    A Great Friendship

    A moralistic book about the strength and power of friendship of an unlikely duo. Reminiscent of the fable the Lion and the Mouse, Amos & Boris was my favorite bedtime story as a toddler... and the book I learned to read on.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2001

    My Favorite Book Ever!!!!!

    This is the best children's book of all time. When I was little I used to cry every time at the end, and then ask my dad to read it to me again. But he couldn't because he would be crying too. I have never read a more touching and uplifting tale of friendship. Whenever anyone asks me to recommend a children's book, this is always the first one on my list! So go ahead and get it--you won't be sorry.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2007

    Unlikely, yet wonderful and sad

    The whale helps the mouse at sea, then the mouse helps the whale at sea, then they must part. A great story of a 'different kind' of friendship, but a friendship nonetheless.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2014

    There is something about this seemingly simple story and seeming

    There is something about this seemingly simple story and seemingly plain drawings that makes me want to return to it time and again. I have given it to all my very young cousins  and am about to order another copy for a five-year-old friend. It's just a good story and the simplicity adds value. We don't always need or want fancy formats or glorious paintings. ..

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