When a lean and mangy wolf stumbles into the Boarshoi Ballet, he finds tasty pigs a-plenty, twirling and whirling in a performance of Swine Lake. Faced with all those luscious porkers, whats a hungry wolf to do? Well, something totally surprising, as it turns out.
Pure fun from Marshall and Sendakan incomparable duo!
About the Author
James Marshall, one of our most beloved creators of children's books, died on October 13, 1992, three days after his fiftieth birthday. As Anita Silvey says in Children's Books and Their Creators: "The Marshall canon of characters is legendary: Viola Swamp, George, Martha, the Stupids, Emily Pig, Fox, the Cut-Ups...In the latter part of the twentieth century, there have been many fine practitioners of the art of the picture book, but Marshall was one of the finest. His books are classics that will endure."
Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Summary: A wolf who plans on eating the pigs in a play ends up being so enthralled by the storyline that he forgets that's he even hungry and ends up becoming an actor in the play himself. Genre: Picture BookPersonal Reflection: I like the style of illustration in this book and the storyline is very original.Concept:This book tells about the magic that a story has to captivate an audience and I think that's exactly what it could do for young readers.
This book is about a wolf that is hungry. He does past a theatre of pigs and decides to sit in on the play by getting some free tickets. The wolf gets very into the play and goes back for a second time. The second time he goes he interrupts the play and the newspaper writes a review the next day of his great performance.