The amazing bone
It's a bright and beautiful spring day, and Pearl, a pig, is dawdling on her way home from school. Most unexpectedly, she strikes up an acquaintance with a small bone. "You talk?" says Pearl. "In any language," says the bone. "And I can imitate any sound there is." (Its former owner was a witch.) Pearl and the bone immediately take a liking to each other, and before you know it she is on her way home with the bone in her purse, left open so they can continue their conversation. Won't her parents be surprised when she introduces her talking bone!
But before that happy moment comes, the resourceful bone must deal with a band of highway robbers in Halloween masks and, worse, a fox who decides that Pearl will be his main course at dinner that night. And deal it does, with gambits droll and thrilling.
William Steig, incomparable master of the contemporary picture book, has never been better than in The Amazing Bone .
The Amazing Bone is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1977 Caldecott Honor Book, and a 1977 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books.
Level 3.9, 0.5 Points
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|Grouping Title||amazing bone|
|Grouping Author||steig william|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-18 14:05:00PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-18 14:08:29PM|
|author||Steig, William, 1907-2003.|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Crofton Library - Children's Fiction, Edgewater Library - Children's Fiction, Maryland City at Russett Library - Children's Fiction|
|display_description||On her way home from school, Pearl finds an unusual bone that has unexpected powers.|
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|itype_aacpl||Children's Picture Book|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|owning_location_aacpl||Crofton Library, Edgewater Library, Maryland City at Russett Library|
|record_details||ils:a89351|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Farrar, Straus, Giroux,|1976.| p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.|
|subject_facet||Pigs -- Fiction|
|title_display||The amazing bone|
|title_full||The amazing bone / William Steig|
|title_short||The amazing bone|