RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 14990971 LA English T1 Hey, Al A1 Yorinks, Arthur., Egielski, Richard,, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux., Offset Separations Corp., A. Horowitz & Sons., Juvenile Collection (Library of Congress), PB Farrar, Straus and Giroux PP New York YR 1986 SN 0374330603 9780374330606 0812454596 9780812454598 AB 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.