Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport

Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport

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by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
     
 

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"I live at 165 East 95th Street, and I'm going to stay here forever." says the young hero firmly. After all, out West nobody plays baseball because they're too busy chasing buffaloes, and you have to ride a horse to school even if you don't know how, and you can't sit down because of the cactus. But his parents are moving West, and they say he has to go, too.

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"I live at 165 East 95th Street, and I'm going to stay here forever." says the young hero firmly. After all, out West nobody plays baseball because they're too busy chasing buffaloes, and you have to ride a horse to school even if you don't know how, and you can't sit down because of the cactus. But his parents are moving West, and they say he has to go, too.
Once there, however, the boy doesn't meet the Gila monsters he expected. And on the ride to his new home (by taxi, not horse) he discovers the West is neither as different nor as bad as he'd imagined.
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Byron Barton share a keen sense of the ridiculous and a compassionate understanding of a child's anxieties. Together they have created a perceptive, exuberantly funny picture book that will have children in all parts of the country laughing away their own fears about new experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780027824506
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
09/01/1980
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.33(d)
Lexile:
AD560L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat has been called "a shining star as a storyteller" by Publishers Weekly. Her many popular books include I Don't Care and What Are We Going to Do About Andrew? for young children; Griselda's New Year, Mitchell Is Moving and Sophie and Gussie for beginning readers; and several novels for older children. After many years in New York State (one of them at 165 East 95th Street, New York City) she now lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The illustrations do a great job of poking fun at the two boys' fears.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book at my Doctor's office - and decided on the spot to have my own copy to share with all 'children' in my life! It's funny and touching. Especially appropriate for a child facing the prospect of any kind of unknown event in their lives, not just a move from one coast to the othe