Amos & Boris

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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[1st ed.]
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AD: Adult Directed 920L
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Amos the mouse and Boris the whale: a devoted pair of friends with nothing at all in common, except good hearts and a willingness to help their fellow mammal. They meet after Amos sets out to sea in his homemade boat, the Rodent , and soon finds himself in extreme need of rescue. Enter Boris. But there will come a day, long after Boris has gone back to a life of whaling about and Amos has gone back to his life of mousing around, when the tiny mouse must find a way to rescue the great whale.

The tender yet comical story of this friendship is recorded in text and pictures that are a model of rich simplicity. Here, with apparent ease and concealed virtuosity, Caldecott medalist William Steig brings two winning heroes to life.

Amos & Boris is a 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Notable Children's Book of the Year, and Outstanding Book of the Year.

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Grouped Work ID 83764ebe-7bb2-cf18-7eba-1f68e28f91e1
Grouping Title amos boris
Grouping Author steig william
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-06-14 04:36:47AM
Last Indexed 2019-06-16 04:40:59AM

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primary_isbn 9780374302788
publishDate 1971
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subject_facet Mice -- Juvenile fiction, Mice -- Stories, Whales -- Juvenile fiction, Whales -- Stories
title_display Amos & Boris
title_full Amos & Boris Steig, William, 1907-2003.
title_short Amos & Boris
topic_facet Mice, Stories, Whales