The Mellops Strike Oil

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While on a family picnic Mr Mellops notices the mountain water has an 'awful taste, like oil?. Soon, the intrepid Mellops embark on a quest that takes them to the library, the museum and eventually an oil field! Reissued in English to inspire and delight a new generation of children.

After discovering oil while picnicking in the country, the Mellops pig family sets up an oil drilling rig that produces more trouble than oil.

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Overview

While on a family picnic Mr Mellops notices the mountain water has an 'awful taste, like oil?. Soon, the intrepid Mellops embark on a quest that takes them to the library, the museum and eventually an oil field! Reissued in English to inspire and delight a new generation of children.

After discovering oil while picnicking in the country, the Mellops pig family sets up an oil drilling rig that produces more trouble than oil.

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"Delightful. . .With their old-fashioned charm, timeless storytelling, and irresistible humor, the books are destined to win over new generation of readers." - School Library Journal

"If you look at the work of Tomi Ungerer, it's passionate, it's personal, it's marvellous and it's cuckoo, and it's that kind of variety that's always made for good children's literature." - Maurice Sendak, in The New York Times

"The kind of inventive story that will have kids asking for repeated readings." - Karen MacPherson, Scripps Howard News Service

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714862491
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 9/19/2011
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,312,173
  • Age range: 1 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Tomi Ungerer, born in Strasbourg in 1931, landed in New York in 1956 with $60 in his pocket and with a suitcase full of drawings. Overnight he became a star as a caricaturist, illustrator and children's book author and published more than 80 books in ten years. As a graphic artist he created advertising campaigns for Willy Brandt and The New York Times. In 1998, Tomi Ungerer was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration and has become an internationally renowned artist. He now divides his time between Strasbourg and Ireland.
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