Ride a Purple Pelican

Ride a Purple Pelican


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Ride a Purple Pelican by Jack Prelutsky, Garth Williams

It is hard to believe that Cincinnati Patty, Justin Austin, Pennington Poe, and the little pink pig in Arkansas have not been chanted and sung about by children for generations. But it is not hard to believe that they Will be chanted and sung about for generations to come! Jack Prelutsky and Garth Williams have created a nursery world, peopled with unforgettable characters. Come and meet your new friends. They will be old friends soon!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688156251
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/22/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 174,095
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jack Prelutsky is the best-selling author of more than fifty books of poetry, including The New Kid on the Block, illustrated by James Stevenson, and Stardines Swim High Across the Sky, illustrated by Carin Berger. Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.

Garth Williams is the renowned illustrator of almost one hundred books for children, including the beloved Stuart Little by E. B. White, Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban, and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

He was born in 1912 in New York City but raised in England. He founded an art school near London and served with the British Red Cross Civilian Defense during World War II. Williams worked as a portrait sculptor, art director, and magazine artist before doing his first book Stuart Little, thus beginning a long and lustrous career illustrating some of the best known children's books.

In addition to illustrating works by White and Wilder, he also illustrated George Selden’s The Cricket in Times Square and its sequels (Farrar Straus Giroux). He created the character and pictures for the first book in the Frances series by Russell Hoban (HarperCollins) and the first books in the Miss Bianca series by Margery Sharp (Little, Brown). He collaborated with Margaret Wise Brown on her Little Golden Books titles Home for a Bunny and Little Fur Family, among others, and with Jack Prelutsky on two poetry collections published by Greenwillow: Ride a Purple Pelican and Beneath a Blue Umbrella. He also wrote and illustrated seven books on his own, including Baby Farm Animals (Little Golden Books) and The Rabbits’ Wedding (HarperCollins).

Read an Excerpt

Ride a purple pelican,
ride a silver stork,
ride them from Seattle
to the city of New York,
soar above the buildings,
bobble like a cork,
ride a purple pelican,
ride a silver stork.
Ride a Purple Pelican. Copyright © by Jack Prelutsky. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Ride a Purple Pelican 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Eduardo2002 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this poetry book. It is very funny and it has full pages of colorfull pictures that shows the silliness of the poems. I learned with this book of poems about the rhyming words and I really would like to read more books by Jack Prelutsky. Poems are great !!! Highly recommended !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not quite two, but loves this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of my daughter's favorite books when she was a young girl. The poems are clever and cute and the illustrations are colorful and beautiful. I always give this book as a gift for baby showers and birthdays for toddlers. Unfortunately, it is not usually stocked in the stores so you have to order it online or at the store so plan on that if you want to purchase this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daugher who is 18 months old was given this book and I don't know who enjoys it more, her or me. It is absolutely delightful and so creative it make you want to squeal. I am going to start buying one a month to stock up for Christmas gifts. This book is an absolute must for any library - adult or child.
Guest More than 1 year ago
when i was kid my mom used to read me this book it was by far one of my very favorite. i remember the illustrations were so amazing that one page where there two robin(birds) eating a peach on a boat; before we could start reading that page i would run down stairs and grab an apple for the two of us. its a book you must have.