Fair. 0679900810 fast shipping excellent service previous library material BOOK ITSELF VERY GOOD cover has 1/8" tear on back library marks title page surface tears inside front & back covers & last page where checout cards were removed.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Fine jacket. First Edition. Inscribed by illustrator Will Hillenbrand on copyright page, along with a cute drawing of a snake. 1st printing with full numberline. Dust Jacket protected by mylar cover. Fine copy in fine dust jacket.
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, New York, NY
Publishers Weekly, 1994-01-10 Hillenbrand's muted, stylized illustrations complement Aardema's wry narration of Bowane the civet cat's slow, slow journey toward his prospective bride. Ages 3-8. (Feb.)
Publishers Weekly, 1991-01-18 ``One day in the town of Tondo, Bowane the civet cat met a beautiful feline he wanted for a wife.'' After returning home to collect the necessary goods, Bowane sets out for Tondo to claim his bride. He asks three friends--pigeon, python and turtle--to accompany him, little dreaming of the delays that will ensue as first one, then another, asks the rest to wait. As considerable time passes in this fashion, the reader gleefully sees what Bowane cannot: that by the time they get to Tondo, it may well be too late. This is vintage Aardema--a spirited, evocative retelling of an African tale in which animals illustrate--and exaggerate--some of our most human foibles. The text begs to be read aloud, in part because of the unforced inclusion of African words that heighten the tale's rhythm and mood. Using muted, earthy tones, Hillenbrand gives a fine sense of the lush jungle and grassy savannah, though his focus never wavers from the four friends and their foolishness. Ages 5-9. (Feb.)
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