Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishesby Margaret Atwood, Dusan Petricic (Illustrator)
In Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes, bestselling author Margaret Atwood offers a delightfully ridiculous tale about the virtues of resisting restrictions. With tongue-twisting phrases heavily peppered with words beginning with R, the story follows Ramsay as he travels with his friend Ralph, the red-nosed rat, from his home full of revolting relatives to a field
In Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes, bestselling author Margaret Atwood offers a delightfully ridiculous tale about the virtues of resisting restrictions. With tongue-twisting phrases heavily peppered with words beginning with R, the story follows Ramsay as he travels with his friend Ralph, the red-nosed rat, from his home full of revolting relatives to a field of roaring radishes. There he meets a girl named Rillah, who needs a bit of adventure herself. Atwood's rollicking text is accompanied by devilish and Dušan Petricic's insightful illustrations.
Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
- Gardners Books
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- BOOK & CD
Meet the Author
Margaret Atwood is best known as the author of more than thirty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including her latest novel, Oryx and Crake. Her previous novel, The Blind Assassin, won the Booker Prize. She has written four other children's books: Anna's Pet (with Joyce Barkhouse), Up in the Tree, For the Birds, and Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut. She lives in Toronto.
Dušan Petricic is the award-winning illustrator of more than twenty books for children. A former professor of illustration and book design, Petricic's work has appeared in The New York Times, Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, and The Toronto Star. He lives in Toronto.
- Toronto, Ontario
- Date of Birth:
- November 18, 1939
- Place of Birth:
- Ottawa, Ontario
- B.A., University of Toronto, 1961; M.A. Radcliffe, 1962; Ph.D., Harvard University, 1967
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Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood certainly needs to introduction to readers - young or old. In addition to her bestsellers, the latest being Oryx and Crake, she has penned four other children's books. This time out she has more fun than most can imagine with the letter R. There was a fellow named Rude Ramsay who 'resided in a ramshackle rectangular residence with a roof garden, a root-cellar, and a revolving door.' He had a passel of revolting relatives named Ron, Rollo, and Ruby. Ramsay did have one friend, 'Ralph the red-nosed rat.' When living with his kin became too much for Ramsay, Ralph suggested he move on, so he followed Ralph to a field of raspberry bushes and radishes. However, Rillah, the owner of the radish field doesn't take too kindly to Ramsay pilfering her radishes. She's a pretty miss who once was wealthy but is now down on hr luck. As in all good stories, there's a happy ending here for Ramsay, Ralph, and Rillah. Dusan Petricic's outrageously funny illustrations are a joy to behold. Just try reading this without bursting into laughter. - Gail Cooke