Thursday, August 21, 2008

Clyde, Cyrus, Kermit & a Troll

Bill Peet created whimsical fantasies featuring a bevy of lifelike and lovable creatures, consistently combining excellent storytelling with enduring illustrations, becoming one of the most popular picture book creators of our time. Born in Grandview, Indiana, Bill Peet nurtured his childhood drawing talent and was awarded a scholarship to the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis, where he studied painting and design. After a brief apprenticeship period, he went to work for Walt Disney as a sketch artist, eventually becoming a screenwriter and helping to produce such beloved films as “Fantasia,” “101 Dalmatians” and “Peter Pan.” In 1959 Bill published his first book, “Hubert’s Hair-Raising Adventure,” going on to write and illustrate more than 30 successful books for children.

We have many of these titles in stock, and can special order any title:

Ant and the Elephant, The
Big Bad Bruce
Buford the Little Bighorn
Caboose who Got Loose, The
Chester the Worldly Pig
Cock-a-doodle Dudley
Cowardly Clyde
Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent
Encore for Eleanor
Farewell to Shady Glen
Fly, Homer, Fly
Gnats of Knotty Pine, The
How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head
Hubert’s Hair-Raising Adventure
Huge Harold
Jennifer and Josephine
Jethro and Joel Were a Troll
Kermit the Hermit
Kweeks of Kookatumdee, The
Luckiest One of All, The
Merle the High Flying Squirrel
No Such Things
Pamela Camel
Pinkish, Purplish, Bluish Egg, The
Randy’s Dandy Lions
Spooky Trail of Prewitt Peacock, The
Wump World
Zella, Zack and Zodiac

We also have second-hand copies of Bill Peet’s autobiography.

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