|類型/形式：||Caldecott Medal Winner
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Arthur Yorinks; Richard Egielski; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.; Offset Separations Corp.; A. Horowitz & Sons.; Juvenile Collection (Library of Congress)
|ISBN:||0374330603 9780374330606 0812454596 9780812454598|
|注意：||Art techniques used: Watercolor in contrasting muted and bright colors.
Color separations by Offset Separations Corp ... Bound by A. Horowitz and Sons ; Typography by Cynthia Krupat"--Title page verso.
|獎賞：||Caldecott Medal, 1987.|
|描述：||32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm|
|責任：||story by Arthur Yorinks ; pictures by Richard Egielski.|
A city janitor and his treasured canine companion are transported by a large colorful bird to an island in the sky, where their comfortable paradise existence threatens to turn them into birds as well. Al, a janitor, and his faithful dog, Eddie, live in a single room on the West Side. They eat together, they work together, they do everything together. So what's the problem? Their room is crowded and cramped; their life is an endless struggle. Al and Eddie are practically at each others throats when a large and mysterious bird offers them a new life in paradise. After some debate, they decide to accept. Transported to a gorgeous island in the sky, Al and Eddie are soon living a life of ease and luxury. But they come to find that the grass can be a little too green on the other side. After a dramatic, nearly tragic escape from their paradise prison, both man and dog agree: there really is no place like home.
- Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
- Dwellings -- Juvenile fiction.
- Paradise -- Juvenile fiction.
- Satisfaction -- Juvenile fiction.
- Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
- Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction.
- Birds -- Juvenile fiction.
- Fantasy fiction.
- Birds -- Fiction.
- Dogs -- Fiction.
- Human-animal relationships.
- Imprints 20th century 1986