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"I dreamed again of Fibblestax, sitting among his books, Peering into the candlelight with a calm, thoughtful look. For he's the one who gives a name to every single thing. If not for him we couldn't talk. Or read, or write, or sing..." So begins the delightful fable of Fibblestax, and how he came to be the one who names everything. He has to battle the tricky, red-faced Carr, a man who "gives terrible names to wonderful things." The mayor of their town gives them five things to name, and the final one, "that very strange feeling, a dreamy kind ...
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Kathryn Darnell Chelsea, MI, U.S.A. 2000 Hardcover 1st Edition As New in As New jacket Book. 11h x 9 1/2ww. A real nice clean unmarked 28 page first edition hardcover with "1" ... present in number line. Beautiful laminated boards mirror dust jacket. Authors first children's book. From dust jacket flap: I dreamed again of Fibblestax, sitting among his books, Peering into the candlelight with a calm, thoughtful look. For he's the one who gives a name to every single thing. If not for him we couldn't talk. Or read, or write, or sing..." So begins the delightful fable of Fibblestax, and how he came to be the one who names everything. He has to battle the tricky, red-faced Carr, a man who "gives terrible names to wonderful things." The mayor of their town gives them five things to name, and the final one, "that very strange feeling, a dreamy kind of cheer/the feeling that makes you feel so good when a special friend is near" stumps Carr. But, Fibblestax knows that feeling. With soft, intricately detailed illustratio Read more Show Less

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Oversized. First printing. DJ shows slight edgewear and rubbing to rear. Book is very clean and binding is tight. Color illustrations throughout. Unpaginated. ; Color ... Illustrations; The delightful fable of Fibblestax, and how he came to be the one who names everything. Large book, may be additional to ship depending on location and method. Read more Show Less

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Darnell, K. L. Farmington Hills, Michigan, U.S.A. 2000 Hard Cover Near New in Very Good jacket Fibblestax by Devin Scillian, illustrated by K. L. Darnell. Hardback ... story/picture book is quite clean and in near new condition with very good dust jacket in a Brodart protector-nice looking book. NOT AN EX-LIB! Read more Show Less

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Fibblestax is a fictional character who is entrusted with inventing the words we use. This book is written in a lyrical rhyming style, great for reading aloud. This story tells ... how Fibblestax came to be the one who names everything. He has to battle the tricky, red-faced Carr, a man who gives terrible names to wonderful things. Soft, intricately detailed illustrations accompany the musical text, with one being two pages. The endpapers are illustrated, and the author signed the title page and added a butterfly. Read more Show Less

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"I dreamed again of Fibblestax, sitting among his books, Peering into the candlelight with a calm, thoughtful look. For he's the one who gives a name to every single thing. If not for him we couldn't talk. Or read, or write, or sing..." So begins the delightful fable of Fibblestax, and how he came to be the one who names everything. He has to battle the tricky, red-faced Carr, a man who "gives terrible names to wonderful things." The mayor of their town gives them five things to name, and the final one, "that very strange feeling, a dreamy kind of cheer/the feeling that makes you feel so good when a special friend is near" stumps Carr. But, Fibblestax knows that feeling... With soft, intricately detailed illustrations to accompany the musical text, this book will surely become a special favorite for children of all ages.

A young boy with the knack for coming up with fitting names for things competes with the imperious man who has been assigning absurd names to see who will have the right to decide what things will be called.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886947900
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1900
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 38
  • Age range: 4 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2000

    Once Is Not Enough!

    This book is smart, beautiful, and absolutley heartwarming. And the wisdom of this charming tale will stay with you long after you close the cover. You'll undoubtedly find yourself buying another as a gift. For the child in us all... It's impossible not to fall in love with this book.

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