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Swine Lake [Hardcover]

By James Marshall (Author) & Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
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Item description for Swine Lake by James Marshall & Maurice Sendak...

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, but how does a hungry wolf get his hands on a pork dinner?

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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 Sendak--an incomparable duo

Awards and Recognitions
Swine Lake by James Marshall & Maurice Sendak has received the following awards and recognitions -

  • NAPPA Gold Awards - 1999 Winner - Storybook category
  • Parents Choice Award (Fall) (1998-2007) - 1999 Winner - Silver category

Citations And Professional Reviews
Swine Lake by James Marshall & Maurice Sendak has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1424
  • Booklist - 05/01/1999 page 1590
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 05/01/1999 page 724
  • New York Times - 05/16/1999 page 21
  • Publishers Weekly - 05/03/1999 page 74
  • Ingram Children's Advance - 06/01/1999 page 15
  • School Library Journal - 07/01/1999 page 77
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1999 page 282
  • Booklist - 04/01/2000 page 1431
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/2000 page 77
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 653
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1999 page 282
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 941

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperCollins
Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.75" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 21, 1999
Publisher   HarperCollins
Age  10-10
ISBN  0062051717  
ISBN13  9780062051714  
UPC  046594015952  

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More About James Marshall & Maurice Sendak

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! James Marshall was born in San Antonio, Texas, and grew up sixteen miles outside of the town on the family farm. His father, who worked for the railroad, had his own dance band in the thirties and appeared on the radio. His mother, also musical, sang in the church choir. So it wasn't surprising when Jim considered playing the viola for a career and received a scholarshipto attend the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. But during an airplane trip he was jerked out of his seat and injured his hand, and that was the end of his musical career.

He returned to San Antonio College and later Trinity, where he studied French under Harry Allard, his future collaborator. After moving East, Jim graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a degree in history and French. The French major somehow wound up trying to teach Spanish in a Catholic school in Boston. Before long he was looking for a new profession.

On a fateful summer afternoon in 1971 James Marshall lay on his hammock drawing pictures. His mother was inside the house watching Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf on TV. The strident voices of the movie's protagonists, George and Martha, split the quiet air, and as the sketches began to take shape, history was made ... and James Marshall never had to look for another profession.

And so, with" tongue-in cheek" Jim Marshall began his career and became one of the most prolific and successful author/illustrators of children's books. He is best known for his series on the mischievous exploits of Fox, a debonair, lazy showoff; the uproarious adventures of the two Cut-Ups, Spud and Joe; George and Martha; and the misadventures of the Stupidfamily.

The Washington Post said in a recent review of his work, "There are few better writers and illustrators for children now than Marshall. Certainly there is no one else working today who more successfully captures the child's point of view than does the creator of George and Martha and the Stupids." The New York Times said about the Fox books: "The miracle of Mr.Marshall's work is that so often his stories are as profound as they are simple." He illustrated new versions of many children's classics, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, for which he received a Caldecott Honor, Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and Hansel and Gretel.

In an interview with Texas Monthly, Jim Marshall said about his work: "People have very oddideas of what a children's writer should be like. Children always expect me to look like a hippopotamus and adults assume that by nature I have to be a little off the wall."

James Marshall died in October of 1992. He divided his time between an apartment in the Chelsea district of New York and his home in Mansfield Hollow Connecticut.

copyright ? 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

James Marshall was born in 1942 and died in 1992.

James Marshall has published or released items in the following series...
  1. George & Martha
  2. George & Martha Early Reader (Library)
  3. George & Martha Early Readers (Green Light Readers Quality)
  4. George and Martha
  5. Penguin Young Readers: Level 3
  6. Picture Puffin Books
  7. Picture Puffins
  8. Puffin Easy-To-Read
  9. Puffin Pied Piper
  10. Read-Along
  11. Read-Along Book and CD Favorite
  12. Read-Along Books
  13. Reading Railroad Books
  14. Sandpiper Book
  15. Stupids

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Foxes & Wolves > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Arts & Music > Performing Arts > Dance > Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( M ) > Marshall, James
5Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( S ) > Sendak, Maurice > General
6Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( S ) > Sendak, Maurice > Hardcover
7Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Humorous
8Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8

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Reviews - What do customers think about Swine Lake?

Hamming it Up: Swine Lake  Mar 11, 2007
Hilariously melodramatic monologue, generous, engaging narrative and classic Sendak illustrations make this theatrical romp a favourite of adults and children alike.
A STELLAR review  Oct 5, 2002
If wolves went to ballet, they wouldn't go to Swan Lake, they would go to Swine Lake! We think 4th and 5th graders would like this book because it is more challenging. You should read it a couple times to really understand it and have fun reading it. It's a very good book. It has action in it. We thought it would be rated 4.
Swine Lake - A ballet review  Jun 20, 2000
Swine Lake is a wonderfully creative story. It takes a twist that my daughter (age 7) nor I expected. The art of Maurice Sendak is as wonderful as ever. Great fun to read.
Swine Lake-simply magnificent  May 31, 2000
Swine lake, was absolutely wonderful, and it brought back memories of my childhood years. I reccomend it to those who are young at heart. I found it a very tasteful, and enjoyable piece of literature. So read it i say...thankyou
Swooning over SWINE LAKE  Mar 15, 2000
I bought this book for my three year old daughter for Christmas. Although she has nearly a hundred books, she has requested this one every night for three months. She knows most of it verbatim. I think the book's okay, but for her it is something truly special and charming. She enjoys the dilema of the wolf, the grumpy landlady and the diverse characters of the pigs. This is a great story for kids with budding imaginations.

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