It's a Magical World: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection

It's a Magical World: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection

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by Bill Watterson
     
 

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When cartoonist Bill Watterson announced that his phenomenally popular cartoon strip would be discontinued, Calvin and Hobbes fans throughout the world went into mourning. Fans have learned to survive -- despite the absence of the boy and his tiger in the daily newspaper. It's a Magical World delivers all the satisfaction of visiting its characters once…  See more details below

Overview

When cartoonist Bill Watterson announced that his phenomenally popular cartoon strip would be discontinued, Calvin and Hobbes fans throughout the world went into mourning. Fans have learned to survive -- despite the absence of the boy and his tiger in the daily newspaper. It's a Magical World delivers all the satisfaction of visiting its characters once more. Calvin fans will be able to see their favorite mischief maker stir it up with his furry friend, long-suffering parents, classmate Susie Derkins, school teacher Miss Wormwood, and Rosalyn the baby-sitter. It's a Magical World includes full-color Sundays and has it all: Calvin-turned-firefly waking Hobbes with his flashlight glow; courageous Spaceman Spiff rocketing through alien galaxies as he battles Dad-turned-Bug-Being; and Calvin's always inspired snowman art. There's no better way for Watterson fans to savor again the special qualities of their favorite strip.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836221367
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Series:
Calvin and Hobbes Collection Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
83,682
Product dimensions:
12.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Bill Watterson is the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, one of the most popular and well-regarded cartoon strips of the twentieth century. Calvin and Hobbes appeared in newspapers from November 1985 until Watterson's retirement in 1996.

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It's A Magical World (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An amazingly philosophical yet tremendously entertaining series comes to an end with a final, simple sunday page with a sad yet tremendously uplifting final goodbye that brings a tear to my eyes. Never will there be a better comic produced anywhere in the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Calvin and Hobbes is perhaps the greatest comic book duo ever conjured up. Calvin is an extremely versatile character pondering the meaning of love, life, and death one minute, and then flinging slush balls at Susie Derkins then next. And Hobbes, a stuffed tiger often more alive than humans, keeping Calvin in check, and joining in the fun! The final strip almost had me in tears (I didn't want it to end). But I can honestly say that Mr. Watterson has truly left the world something...magical!
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HCBOW More than 1 year ago
I love Calvin and Hobbes, I never fail to laugh out loud and whenever I'm down or afraid and I read one of my Calvin and Hobbes books I'm transported to a place where the fear is less and I'm able to smile. I am now more than 60 years old and these drawings are great and they truly do keep me sane.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this for my 8 yr old son and he loved it! He's a little advanced for his age and some of the vocabulary was troubling but he was still able to enjoy. I didn't have to beg for him to read and would hear him giggling when I was in another room of the house. Will buy more from the collection :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As with every Calvin and Hobbes treasury, 'Magical World' takes all of your personal life adventures as a kid and just blows them way out of proportion. But when you were six, it was the cold hard truth. This book does rank highly among the treasuries and has quickly become a staple in my collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not read it,but my 9 year old grandson who I gave it to read it from cover to cover and loved it--
Fruetel More than 1 year ago
Calvin and Hobbs was my Father's favorite cartoon. And it has become mine. Inspirational, nostalgic, imaginative.... the stuff of growing up
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CarolinaMama More than 1 year ago
This was purchased as a gift for my 40 year old son for Christmas along with two other Calvin & Hobbs collections. He was tickled with the gift as an avid Calvin and Hobbs fan for years and his twin sons were already asking him to read them new stories.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i always love a great calvin and hobbs book but homicidal psycho jungle cat is ggggrreeaaatttt it will leave me laughing for days but i love any calvin and hobbs book there all great.august 30 2005
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Calvin and Hobbes. When you think about it its funny seeing Calvin saying all those crazy things. I especially like his snowmen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although sadly, this was Calvin and Hobbes' swan song, I must say, that this book was an excellent finale to the strip. It's funny, in all the previous babysitter episodes, Calvin disobeyed Rosalyn and always got in trouble with his parents, yet in the swan song with Roz, he actually does what she says, and they play a game. 'Calvin did his homework, then we played a game, and Calvin went to bed.' 'It's awfully late for jokes, Rosalyn.' The very last strip with 'It's a magical world, Hobbes. Let's go exploring!' made a fantastic closing strip! (Sniff)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really great for people who enjoy laughing. Calvin at his best. Locking Susie in the closet. really cool. also the deal he made with Rosalyn to play Calvinball. And the last thing i wanna honour is the verse 'my mom and my dad' hobbes is so cute. I really love both of them. Childhood the way it is
Guest More than 1 year ago
you thought bill watterson was just a comic book writer? no. he's a creative voice that believe it or not, changes young people's lives, and his singular strip will be missed forever. uncompromising in his ethics as far as licensing the duo of calvin and hobbes, and head and shoulders artistically, educationally, and comically above his peers, bill watterson, like calvin and hobbes, is a national treasure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have just started collecting these books. I never could have imagined that these books could possibly be this funny. I was in tears throughout the entire book. I think it is the funniest yet. I think this is a definate must have for everyone who loves to laugh! E-mail me if you enjoy this book as much as me!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't care what anyone says. Calvin and Hobbes can be read by anyone, any age. The hunour transcends age. If you love to laugh, no matter how old you are, Calvin and Hobbes is the best thing to get that laughter going.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all the Calvin and Hobbes over and over but this is my favorite. like someone said already it almost made me cry on the last strip.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful. I love Calvin and Hobbes, it is one of the few comics that make you laugh out loud and share it with everyone you know so they can laugh too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books i have ever read. It is funny, imaginative, and just plain old good fun. This book would be great to read to small children (I know my little brother absolutely adores all of the Calvin and Hobbes books) and I know you will to if you read one of these amazing books!