June 29, 1999

June 29, 1999

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by David Wiesner
     
 

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The lively imagination of Caldecott medalist David Wiesner forecasts astounding goings-on for a Tuesday in the not too distant future—an occurrence of gigantic vegetal proportions.  See more details below

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The lively imagination of Caldecott medalist David Wiesner forecasts astounding goings-on for a Tuesday in the not too distant future—an occurrence of gigantic vegetal proportions.

Editorial Reviews

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"These witty, wonderfully imaginative pictures reward closer study. Hurray for Wiesner, and his grand sense of humor." Kirkus Reviews with Pointers

"As in the mysterious goings-on of that particular Tuesday not long ago, Wiesner again takes off on a flight of fantasy, this time set in the not-too-distant future. This sci-fi adventure begins with Holly Evans, a visionary third grader who launches some seedlings into the iconosphere as part of a science experiment, And so the fun begins . . ." School Library Journal, Starred

"Wiesner's dry humor, irony and artistic wizardry have been masterfully marshalled into a visual and literary feast. Kids will relish rolling amusingly alliterative phrases off their tongues almost as much as they delight in these wryly rendered paintings. . . . Spectacular to look at, great fun to read-it is, in sum, executed with consummate skill." Publishers Weekly, Starred

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
PW's boxed review found this quirky picture book from the Caldecott Medalist ``spectacular to look at, great fun to read [and] executed with consumate skill.'' Ages 5-up. (Sept.)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- As in the mysterious goings-on of that particular Tuesday (Clarion, 1991) not long ago, Wiesner again takes off on a flight of fantasy, this time set in the not-too-distant future. This sci-fi adventure begins with Holly Evans, a visionary third grader who launches some seedlings into the ionosphere as part of a science experiment. And so the fun begins. Cabbages fill the sky in one part of the country, turnips in another. ``Lima beans loom over Levittown.'' ``Parsnips pass by Providence.'' Yankee ingenuity reigns supreme as the mammoth veggies are put to some rather creative uses. Of course, there's an extraterrestial twist to this healthful tale and the true fate of Holly's project is at last revealed. The exquisite watercolors are truly out of this world. The three-quarter page paintings utilize unusual perspective and are filled with clever detail. The photorealistic quality of the figures and background vistas only underscores the absurdity of the gigantic airborne produce and accentuates the deadpan humor. By all accounts, June 29, 1999 is a date to remember. --Luann Toth, School Library Journal

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395727676
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
663,347
Product dimensions:
10.56(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile:
AD750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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From the Publisher
"These witty, wonderfully imaginative pictures reward closer study. Hurray for Wiesner, and his grand sense of humor." Kirkus Reviews with Pointers

"As in the mysterious goings-on of that particular Tuesday not long ago, Wiesner again takes off on a flight of fantasy, this time set in the not-too-distant future. This sci-fi adventure begins with Holly Evans, a visionary third grader who launches some seedlings into the iconosphere as part of a science experiment, And so the fun begins . . ." School Library Journal, Starred

"Wiesner's dry humor, irony and artistic wizardry have been masterfully marshalled into a visual and literary feast. Kids will relish rolling amusingly alliterative phrases off their tongues almost as much as they delight in these wryly rendered paintings. . . . Spectacular to look at, great fun to read-it is, in sum, executed with consummate skill." Publishers Weekly, Starred

Meet the Author

David Wiesner has won the Caldecott Medal three times—for Tuesday , The Three Pigs , and Flotsam —the second person in history to do so. He is also the recipient of two Caldecott Honors, for Free Fall and Mr. Wuffles . Internationally renowned for his visual storytelling, David has brought his artistry and his fascination with undersea life to a new genre, the graphic novel. He lives near Philadelphia with his family.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Outside Philadelphia, P.A.
Date of Birth:
February 5, 1956
Place of Birth:
Bridgewater, NJ
Education:
Rhode Island School of Design -- BFA in Illustration.
Website:
http://www.hmhbooks.com/wiesner/

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June 29, 1999 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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The children¿s book, June 29, 1999, begins with Holly Evens launching vegetable seeds into the sky as part of her science project. Her goal for her experiment is to find better growing conditions in the upper atmosphere, so the vegetables will grow to an abnormal size. Suddenly people begin seeing huge vegetables falling from the sky. Vegetables then became a very big business around the country. Everyone assumes this is due to Holly¿s experiment, except for Holly. She realizes that the Vegetables are not from her seeds, where are they coming from? Read this book and find out the rather unpredictable ending. The illustrations rate a seven on a scale of one to ten. Parents should know that the length of this story may intimidate younger readers. In my reading of, June 29 1999, it is suitable for children seven years old and older.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent story. It was read to my Preschool class and they loved the illustrations as well as the story. It also opened up a great discussion afterwards.