The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

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The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders, Lane Smith

Three families live in the seaside village of Frip — the Romos, the Ronsens, and a little girl named Capable and her widowed father. The townspeople of Frip make their living raising goats, but they must fight off a daily invasion of gappers, bright orange, many-eyed creatures that cover goats and stop them from giving milk. When the gappers target Capable's goats, the Romos and the Ronsens turn their backs on the gapper-ridden Capable. What will Capable do about her gapper plague? An imaginative tale by acclaimed author George Saunders accented with haunting illustrations by award-winning illustrator Lane Smith, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip is an adult story for children, a children's story for adults, an oceanside fable for the landlocked, a fish story for loaves, and a fable about the true meaning of community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932416374
Publisher: McSweeney's Publishing
Publication date: 03/29/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

George Saunders is the author of eight books, including the story collections Pastoralia and Tenth of December, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2006 he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2013 he was awarded the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story and was included in Time’s list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.
Lane Smith is a four-time recipient of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book award and a two-time Caldecott Honor recipient. In 2012 the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art named him a Carle Artist for “lifelong innovation in the field of children’s picture books,” and in 2014 he was awarded the lifetime achievement award from the Society of Illustrators. He is the illustrator of many books, including The Stinky Cheese Man, and the author/illustrator of It’s a Book, Grandpa Green, and John, Paul, George & Ben, among others. He is married to book designer Molly Leach.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 7-year-old daughter so I could share my love of George Saunders' writing with her. She is an exceptional reader and therefore the prose is a bit simple for her. However she was really tickled that I bought her a book with pictures in it. She thought I had decided she was too old for pictures. The artwork and the story are both unusual and excellent. The book also delivers a nice message. Fun read, cool artwork, good message. 5 stars across the board.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my very favorite book to read to my grandchildren. It's unique, funny and exciting. My grandchildren love me extra after reading this book to them and I get a chance to show off my dramatic side.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! It had a very interesting plot. READ IT! Like I said, it's awesome. It's so good... I'm 'speechless'.