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The Resource The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

Label
The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
Title
The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Twain and Philip C. Stead ; with illustrations by Erin Stead
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a hotel in Paris one evening in 1879, Mark Twain sat with his young daughters, who begged their father for a story. Twain began telling them the tale of Johnny, a poor boy in possession of some magical seeds. Later, Twain would jot down some rough notes about the story, but the tale was left unfinished . . . until now. Plucked from the Mark Twain archive at the University of California at Berkeley, Twain’s notes now form the foundation of a fairy tale picked up over a century later. With only Twain’s fragmentary script and a story that stops partway as his guide, author Philip Stead has written a tale that imagines what might have been if Twain had fully realized this work. Johnny, forlorn and alone except for his pet chicken, meets a kind woman who gives him seeds that change his fortune, allowing him to speak with animals and sending him on a quest to rescue a stolen prince. In the face of a bullying tyrant king, Johnny and his animal friends come to understand that generosity, empathy, and quiet courage are gifts more precious in this world than power and gold. Illuminated by Erin Stead’s graceful, humorous, and achingly poignant artwork, this is a story that reaches through time and brings us a new book from America’s most legendary writer, envisioned by two of today’s most important names in children’s literature
Summary
"Based on a set of unfinished Mark Twain notes for a children's story, this is the tale of Johnny, a young boy with a magical ability to speak to animals who sets off to rescue a stolen prince"--
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Tone
Illustration
Award
School Library Journal Best Books, 2017
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Provided by publisher
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10576721
Cataloging source
DLC
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1835-1910
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Stead, Philip C
Index
no index present
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740
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Stead, Philip Christian
  • Stead, Erin E.
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True
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  • Children
  • Children's Fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_444648
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780553523249
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_444648
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780553523249
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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