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Author Van Allsburg, Chris, author, artist

Title The sweetest fig / Chris van Allsburg
Published New York, N.Y. : Houghton Mifflin, 1993
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1993


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 MELB SPELK  819 Vanall Chr/Sfi  LIB USE ONLY
Description 29 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary After being given two magical figs that make his dreams come true, Monsieur Bibot sees his plans for future wealth upset by his long-suffering dog
Notes Chris Van Allsburg (born June 18, 1949) is an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He has won two Caldecott Medals for U.S. picture book illustration, for Jumanji (1981) and The Polar Express (1985), both of which he also wrote; both were later adapted as successful motion pictures. He was also a Caldecott runner-up in 1980 for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. For his contribution as a children's illustrator he was 1986 U.S. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition for creators of children's books. He received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Michigan in April 2012
530 Lexile
Accelerated Reader Lower Grade 3.7 0.5 Kilgore Intermediate
Texas Bluebonnet Award
Subject Avarice -- Fiction.
Avarice -- Juvenile fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Dreams -- Fiction.
Dreams -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Dreams -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Picture books.
Author Houghton Mifflin Company, publisher
LC no. 93012692
ISBN 0395673461