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The beast of Monsieur Racine

by Ungerer, Tomi, 1931-2019

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea UNGERER Tomi
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea UNGERER Tomi
Monsieur Racine wakes up one day to find his precious pear tree looted of all the award-winning fruit. When he discovers that the culprit is funny-looking beast, his anger gives way to curiosity and two become friends. But the beast is not quite what it seems, eventually it comes apart-literally to show itself to be no beast at all, but the two playful children from next door, covered with skins and rags.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Monsieur Racine's mysterious beast is the toast of France, until its true identity is revealed in the funniest of all possible practical jokes. PW hailed this for ``the charm of its storyit's pure Ungererand that's the very best kind.'' (All ages) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Friendship -- Fiction.
Hoaxes -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Possessiveness -- Juvenile fiction.
Retirees -- Juvenile fiction.
Gardeners -- Juvenile fiction.
Wit and humor, Juvenile.
Bestiaries -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher London ; New York, NY :Phaidon Press,2014
Language English
Notes Originally published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1971.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
ISBN 9780714860817
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