Josefina Javelina: A Hairy Tale

Overview

Josefina Javelina longs to be a ballerina. So.she packs up her concertina and leaves her favorite little cantina to go to Pasadena to visit her cousin Angelina. From the desert to the city, a wild adventure ensues as Josefina puts some dip in her hip and some slide in her glide on her way to the big time-a long, long way from home. But not even Coyote, with his wily tricks, can get this javelina down. A hilarious, hairy tale! Join this super-mega tastic cast of characters as a ...

See more details below
Hardcover (Illustrate)
$12.06
BN.com price
(Save 24%)$15.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (42) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $8.52   
  • Used (35) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Josefina Javelina longs to be a ballerina. So.she packs up her concertina and leaves her favorite little cantina to go to Pasadena to visit her cousin Angelina. From the desert to the city, a wild adventure ensues as Josefina puts some dip in her hip and some slide in her glide on her way to the big time-a long, long way from home. But not even Coyote, with his wily tricks, can get this javelina down. A hilarious, hairy tale! Join this super-mega tastic cast of characters as a star is born.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
To pursue her dreams of becoming a ballerina, Josefina the Javelina moves from the remote desert to bustling California. Kids will adore Susan Lowell's cute story and Bruce MacPherson's festive, surrealistic illustrations.
Publishers Weekly
One of the trio in The Three Little Javelinas (a retelling of The Three Little Pigs which, according to PW, "puts a diverting spin on an old favorite") breaks out on her own in Josefina Javelina: A Hairy Tale by Susan Lowell, illus. by Bruce MacPherson. The title gal believes she is bound for Hollywood-until she discovers that the talent agent is a coyote in lamb's clothing, literally. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-In this sequel to The Three Javelinas (Rising Moon, 1992), Josefina dreams of being a ballerina, so she sets off for Pasadena (right next to Hollywood!). At the talent agency, she meets White E. Lamb who, it turns out, is a coyote. During the ensuing chase, she impresses everyone with her fancy footwork and she is famous, starring as the Sugar Plum Hairy in the Nutcracker. The art is delightfully clever, and the cartoon animals are funny. However, the text is sophisticated and filled with swine and pig puns and tongue-in-cheek references to famous Hollywood actors and performers, such as Frank Swineatra and Hairilyn Monroe, that will be lost on a young audience.-Polly L. Kotarba, Gordon Elementary School Library, Bellaire, TX Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873587907
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 475,007
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2005

    Another Javelina Triumph!

    It is hard to believe, but it has been thirteen years since readers last encountered Josephina Javelina who, in Susan Lowell¿s riotous The Three Javelinas (Northland, 1992), built a solid Southwest adobe house that provided a safe haven for her two lazy brothers and also used her brains to outsmart the dastardly Coyote who went yip, yipping away into the Sonoran Desert. Lowell¿s Southwest version of ¿The Three Little Pigs¿ was delightfully written, comically illustrated, and deservedly became a family and classroom classic. Having saved her more-or-less worthless and lazy javelina brothers, Juan and Jose, who spend their days eating cactus ¿ thorns and all ¿ and their nights after sundown listening to spicy salsa tunes of Julio (an Elvis-styled javelina) at the Oasis Snack Bar and Cantina, Josephina has dreams beyond the Arizona desert. She wants to become a great ballerina and win wide acclaim. Following up on an invitation from her cousin, Angelina from Pasadena, Josephina heads West with high hopes. Little does she realize that the slick talent scout she meets is just one more devious and predatory coyote with a hunger for javelinas. Josephina¿s escape high jinks place her squarely in a fusion of the famed Pasadena Rose & Thanksgiving Macy¿s Parades where TV cameras discover her enormous talent. Josephina Javelina becomes a Hollywood prima ballerina. Her rise to fame is not unlike that of her distant cousin Olivia (Ian Falconer), especially when the latter saves the circus. (Note: Delighted children will little care that in scientific classification, javelinas, that range from South America to the American Southwest, are virtually unrelated to pigs with whom they share a physical resemblance. Older students have a fun science lesson awaiting them as they use Internet sources to discover the real biological chasm that separates the two species. Incredibly, javelinas are related to the hippopotamus!) The Three Little Javelinas was illustrated by Jim Harris using a milder Southwest palette and considerable white space as befitted the desert setting of the ages-old ¿Three Little Pigs¿ story line. As Josephina heads westward in this new adventure, artist Bruce MacPherson gives Lowell¿s new tale much more of a Las Vegas-Hollywood neon flavor. Many of the illustrations are double-page, full- bleed illustrations in a riot of color that children will love. Although quite different, each illustrator expertly captures the atmosphere of Josefina¿s adventures as they shift from ¿High Noon¿ in the desert to ¿All That Jazz¿ on Rodeo Drive. Josefina Javelina is a delightful character bursting with energy. Here is a wish that readers will not have to wait another thirteen years for her next engagement with danger, glamour, and just being FABULOUS. Jerry D. Flack

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)