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Gaspard and Lisa at the Museum
     

Gaspard and Lisa at the Museum

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by Anne Gutman, Georg Hallensleben (Illustrator)
 
The Misadventures of Gaspard and Lisa series continues with an exciting class field trip to the Museum of Natural History. Gaspard and Lisa decide to play a joke on their classmates by becoming part of the exhibit. Their plan works perfectly, so perfectly that when the museum closes for the night, guess who are locked in?

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The Misadventures of Gaspard and Lisa series continues with an exciting class field trip to the Museum of Natural History. Gaspard and Lisa decide to play a joke on their classmates by becoming part of the exhibit. Their plan works perfectly, so perfectly that when the museum closes for the night, guess who are locked in?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The white and black pups who each starred in their own paper-over-board books unite for Anne Gutman's Gaspard and Lisa at the Museum, illus. by Georg Hallensleben. Teased by their human classmates on a field trip, the puppy pals decide to play a trick but end up trapped in the museum with only dinosaur bones to gnaw on. Gaspard in the Hospital details the goings-on when Gaspard swallows a key chain and bravely undergoes surgery. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Two small dogs or bunnies, Lisa and Gaspard—one white, one black—are members of a school class visiting their city's Museum of Natural History on a field trip. They must be known as pranksters since, as they're boarding the bus, their teacher makes a special appeal to them to "stay out of trouble." All goes well; they are learning about all kinds of animals when, because of their classmates' teasing, they devise a plan. They pose as part of a display featuring extinct animals and are accidentally left behind at closing time. Not sure what to do, they are grateful to be rescued before long by the museum guard and their classmates. Translated from the French and told from the first-person point of view, this is more a quick vignette than a story with a beginning and an end. To learn who these two small creatures are, it may be best to start with the first two in this "Misadventures of Gaspard and Lisa" series, Gaspard on Vacation and Lisa's Airplane Trip. The resemblance of these books to Jean de Brunhoff's Babar tales, with their animal antics, is evident. The illustrations are bright, bold, and appealing; and the animals' ingenuity will stimulate the young imagination. Because the books are small and sturdy, they are an ideal follow-up to their cloth, plastic, and board counterparts for first readers. 2001 (orig. 1999), Borzoi/Alfred A. Knopf, $9.95. Ages 2 up. Reviewer: Earlene Viano
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Two more titles about this pair of anthropomorphic dog pals. In the first, Gaspard tells about a class trip to the Museum of Natural History, during which he and Lisa are left behind past dark. Next, Gaspard goes to the hospital after swallowing a key chain so no one would steal it. Neither tale is credible and the hospital account is uncomfortably cavalier about a bad decision that results in a painless surgery filled with fun dreams, plus the reward of a giant race car after the operation. The smudged, primitive cartoon acrylics feature cute dog stances and expressions, but the text frequently breaks or wraps at awkward times. Solely for fans of these canines.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375811173
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Misadventures of Gaspard and Lisa Series
Edition description:
1ST BORZOI
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 7.79(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben are a husband-and-wife team: Anne writes the text and Georg illustrates. He is also the illustrator of And If the Moon Could Talk, winner of the 1998 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and Night Worker.

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Gaspard And Lisa At The Museum 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Illustrations are what drew me to the series but the stories have not disappointed me or the grandchildren to whom they are read.
tjknight More than 1 year ago
this series is really great; however this one is for older kids, not my 2.5yr old