The Giant Ball of Stringby Arthur Geisert
Beyond the resourcefulness of its porcine citizens, there wasn't much to recommend the small mining town of Rumpus Ridge. But even in such a hardscrabble place, they had created something they could be proud of: over the years they had collected the biggest ball of string in the world. Folks came from miles around to see it. But one night, a flood carries their prized string away and washes it ashore near the town of Cornwall. Rather than return it, the Cornwallians decide to keep the string for themselves. They start to make plans to dedicate the string in its new gazebo, but their celebrations could be short-lived, because, having discovered the deceit, those resourceful piglets from Rumpus Ridge have begun to make some plans of their own . . .
An absolutely sui generis talent, Geisert excels at drawing mechanical contrivances and contraptions while also creating the most appealing pigs since the late Kurt Wiese created beloved Fredy. And there can be no higher praise than that!
Booklist, ALA, Starred Review
"An offbeat tale of how cooperation and resourcefulness can overcome deceit... Any reader who has tried to rig up a bucket of water over a doorway will revel in Geisert's tongue-in-cheek delivery as well as the good guys' ingenuity and sweet revenge." Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Geisert's clear, deadpan prose and carefully detailed illustrations include tunnels, a windmill, subterfuge, and even explosions." Kirkus Reviews
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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- 4 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Arthur Geisert’s unique and exquisite etchings have been widely praised and exhibited at the Chicago Institute of Art, among other museums. His work is regularly selected for the Society of Illustrators’, annual Original Art exhibition, and his illustrations are now being collected by the Dubuque Museum of Art. He lives in a converted bank in Bernard, Iowa.
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