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Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
     

Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Tomie dePaola
 

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Little William Everett Crocodile and his friend Pete take a class trip to a Cairo museum where they encounter a jewel thief.

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Little William Everett Crocodile and his friend Pete take a class trip to a Cairo museum where they encounter a jewel thief.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
On Monday Bill Crocodile learns about his hometown on the River Nile from a spectacled Ms. Ibis; on Tuesday, about the Sphinx; Pharaohs, burial chambers and pyramids on Wednesday; Thursday is the day for the Sacred Eye of Isis. Finally, on Friday, he sees it all on a class trip to the Royal Museum, where Bill and Pete doughtily save the famous Isis jewel from ``Bad Guy.'' On their journey down the Nile, dePaola's duo transport readers from the mummified past to a living present. Time distinction is abolished as the Nile Queen, the Grand Hotel, cars and umbrellas, sarcophaguses, sacred jewels and sphinxes are all part of the setting for an ancient story that still bears retelling. Shades of blue and gold strengthen the mood of the mystery and adventure. Ages 26. (May)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3 DePaola turns his gaze from the beloved hills of Italy to return to the fertile shores of Egypt's Nile River (Bill and Pete Putnam, 1978). Bill, a crocodile, and his inseparable friend Pete, a crocodile bird, head off for Bill's first day of school. Under the tutelage of Ms. Ibis they learn a fair bit of Egyptian history. The humor is gentle, and a bit of mystery and adventure is woven in as Bill and Pete capture a couple of bad guys during a class trip down the Nile. Egyptian motifs and warm colors accompany the full-page drawings that show Mama's ever-present gaze, always full of loving hearts for her dear son Bill. Humor, adventure, even a bit of Egyptian history and lorewho could ask for anything more, except for more ``Bill and Pete'' adventures. Judith Gloyer, Milwaukee Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833545251
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Connecticut and New Hampshire
Date of Birth:
September 15, 1935
Place of Birth:
Meriden, CT
Website:
http://www.tomie.com/main.html

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Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile is a cute and humorous story for kids and adults alike. DePaola, as always, has combined lovable characters, an interest-keeping storyline, and colorful, fun illustrations to make a wonderful book. This tale of friendship, family and heroism is touching and encouraging.