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The Slant Book By Peter Newell

The Slant Book

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Where Bobby lives there is a hill, a hill so steep and high, "'twould fill the bill for Jack and Jill, their famous act to try...". A cart, a newsboy, and the force of gravity make for a most excellent adventure in a busy American town.

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The Slant Book by Peter Newell

"Where Bobby lives there is a hill--
A hill so steep and high,
'Twould fill the bill for Jack and Jill
Their famous act to try

Once Bobby's go-cart broke away
And down this hill it kited.
The careless Nurse screamed in dismay
But Bobby was delighted..."

Long before Richard Scarry or Dr. Seuss, an American artist delighted a generation of children and their parents with hilarious, topsy-turvy illustrations and slightly subversive tales told in rhyme. This was illustrator/author Peter Newell.

Originally published in 1910, The Slant Book remains as profoundly enjoyable and incredibly popular as ever. The humorous text and funny illustrations are also slanted to create an adventurous tale. This classic work will delight readers of all ages as they follow a go-cart, a newsboy and a careening baby carriage down a hill.

Peter Newell (1862-1924) began his career as an artist drawing portraits, using crayons as his medium. In his fantastic humor, many believe, is the first appearance of the gentle humor of the absurd which The New Yorker has subsequently developed to such a high level.

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About Peter Newell


Peter Newell (1862 -1924) began his career painting portraits, using crayons as a medium, before turning to children's book. Besides his own books, Newell illustrated Mark Twain's Innocents Abroad and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. He is the author of the Tuttle Classics The Hole Book, The Slant Book, and The Rocket Book.

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CIN000131075
The Slant Book by Peter Newell
Peter Newell
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Tuttle Publishing
1998-04-03
49
0804805326
9780804805322
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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