Pearls Blows Up: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury

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Smart, sharp, and sometimes cynical, Pearls Before Swine is the fastest growing cartoon property in the universe.

Stephan Pastis offers Pearls Before Swine fans a combustible collection brimming with explosive action inside Pearls Blows Up. Collecting every cartoon from 50,000,000 Pearls Fans Can't Be Wrong and When Pigs Fly, this hot-to-the-touch, volatile edition also includes annotated thoughts reflecting Pastis's searing wit.

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Overview

Smart, sharp, and sometimes cynical, Pearls Before Swine is the fastest growing cartoon property in the universe.

Stephan Pastis offers Pearls Before Swine fans a combustible collection brimming with explosive action inside Pearls Blows Up. Collecting every cartoon from 50,000,000 Pearls Fans Can't Be Wrong and When Pigs Fly, this hot-to-the-touch, volatile edition also includes annotated thoughts reflecting Pastis's searing wit.

Offering blistering commentary on hot-button topics related to recent news events, popular culture, cartoon-page contemporaries, and more, Pearls Before Swine expertly illustrates the flaws and shortcomings of human nature through Pastis's mindful menagerie of fiery and feisty characters. Arrogant, self-centered, and totally hilarious Rat stars in misadventure after misadventure with his four-legged friends, Pig, the slow but good-hearted conscience of the strip; Goat, the voice of reason that often goes unheard; Zebra, the activist; and those eternally inept carnivorous Crocs.

Catch the dynamite action inside this hot-off-the-press edition of Pearls Blows Up. With multiple honors as Best Comic Strip of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society, and an international fan base that follows the strip's appearance in more than 600 newspapers worldwide, Pearls Blows Up is guaranteed to be a blast.

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School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—A treasury from the popularly syndicated comic strip, this collection is mostly filled with three-section panels that consist of the complicated daily lives of Rat, Pig, Zebra, Goat, and the Crocs. Zebra tries not to get eaten by the Crocs; Pig, who can be simple and sweet, tries not to be humiliated by Rat, who can be cruel and nasty. A majority of panels have commentary underneath, and the artwork is done in clean, simple lines. The characters are cute and may seem to be targeted for a younger crowd, but the content is full of dark adult humor, random acts of violence, slight profanity, and references to drugs, drinking, and war/terrorism. All is done in jest, and most readers will take it for what it is, humor poking fun at all aspects of life. In all, this is a compilation that many teens will enjoy flipping through.—Mariela Siegert, Westfield Middle School, Bloomingdale, IL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449401061
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 594,961
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephan Pastis

Stephan Pastis is an attorney turned cartoonist. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the UCLA School of Law, he worked as a lawyer before trying his hand at cartooning. Pastis lives in the Bay Area, with his wife and two children.

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  • Posted March 10, 2011

    Another collection of a great comic strip.

    Pearls Before Swine is a witty, satirical strip that doesn't pull any punches, and that makes it good. The additional comments by Pastis makes it completely worthwhile to buy this book. The additional insight into the strips and other funny stories in the comments just adds to humor of these strips.

    (to CrosCA review: of course it is a collection of the previous 2 books, that is why it is called a treasury collection)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2011

    Not Recommended!

    A rip-off of Collecting every cartoon from "50,000,000 Pearls Fans Can't Be Wrong" and "When Pigs Fly"!

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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