The Sweetest Fig (Paperback)

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Readers of all ages will be intrigued as fantasy and reality blur after a coldhearted dentist, Monsieur Bibot, is given magical figs as payment, and his dog Marcel has his own plans for the special fruit. *Author: Van Allsburg, Chris *Publication Date: 1993/10/25 *Binding Type: School And Library *Grade Level: 1-2 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 9.00 *Height: 11.25

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780395673461
SKU 30061479
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0395673461
Release Date 10/1/1993
Sales Rank 5299
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Dimensions (in Inches) 11.25H x 9L x 0.5T
Author Info
Chris Van Allsburg
Chris Van Allsburg studied art and sculpture at the University of Michigan and the Rhode Island School of Design. A talented sculptor, Van Allsburg was encouraged to create picture books by author/illustrator David Macaulay. His first book, THE GARDENS OF ABDUL GASAZI, was published in 1979. JUMANJI, published two years later, won the Caldecott Medal, as did 1985's THE POLAR EXPRESS.
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Annotation In this story, a cold-hearted dentist receives two magic figs that can make his dreams come true. But his dog is also interested in the delicious fruit.
First Line Monsieur Bibot, the dentist, was a very fussy man. He kept his small apartment as neat and clean as his office. If his dog, Marcel, jumped on the furniture, Bibot was sure to teach him a lesson. Except on Bastille Day, the poor animal was not even allowed to bark.
Editors Note "These figs are very special", the woman whispered. "They can make your dreams come true". Thus Monsieur Bibot, the cold-hearted dentist, was given two ordinary-looking figs as payment for extracting a tooth from an old woman's mouth. Monsieur Bibot refused to believe such nonsense and proceeded to eat one of the figs for a bedtime snack. Although it was possibly the finest, sweetest fig he had ever tasted, it wasn't until the next morning that Monsieur Bibot realized it indeed had the power to make his dreams come true. While dragging his poor dog, Marcel, out for his walk, he discovered that his strange dream from the night before was becoming all too real. Determined to make good use of the second fig, Monsieur Bibot learns to control his dreams. But can he control Marcel? Once again Chris Van Allsburg explores the mysterious territory between fantasy and reality in an uncanny tale that will intrigue readers of all ages.
Editors Note 3 "These figs are very special," the woman whispered. "They can make your dreams come true." -- Thus Monsieur Bibot, the cold-hearted dentist, was given two ordinary-looking figs as payment for extracting a tooth from an old woman's mouth. Monsieur Bibot refused to believe such nonsense and proceeded to eat one of the figs for a bedtime snack. Although it was possibly the finest, sweetest fig he had ever tasted, it wasn't until the next morning that Monsieur Bibot realized it indeed had the power to make his dreams come true. While dragging his poor dog, Marcel, out for his walk, he discovered that his strange dream from the night before was becoming all too real. Determined to make good use of the second fig, Monsieur Bibot learns to control is dreams. But can he control Marcel? Once again Chris Van Allsburg explores the mysterious territory between fantasy and reality in an uncanny tale that will intrigue readers of all ages.
Editors Note 4 After being given two magical figs that make his dreams come true, Monsieur Bibot sees his plans for future wealth upset by his long-suffering dog
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 05
Number of Pages 0032
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

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