Abel's Island by William Steig audiobook

Abel's Island

By William Steig
Read by George Guidall

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664429246

  • ISBN: 9781664537071

Runtime: 2.20 Hours
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Abelard Hassam di Chirico Flint-Abel, for short-is a rich and silly mouse. He spends most of his days just having fun, going to picnics with his wife, playing croquet with friends, and dancing at parties. Unlike most other mice, Abel has never had to work for anything. All that changes one blustery fall day when his wife's scarf flutters away in a gust of wind. Abel races off to rescue it and is swept away in a rainstorm. When the storm is over, Abel finds himself washed up a deserted island. To survive the winter, this pampered mouse will have to work hard at building a home and gathering food. Can he figure out a way to get off the island and return home-or is he stuck living by himself for the rest of his days? With warmth and wide-eyed enthusiasm, this Newbery Honor Book will delight young readers with an insightful tale of a mouse rising to the greatest challenge of his life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Abel’s adventures are presented with Steig’s usual grace, warmth, and insight, and the delights of the text are further enhanced by his drawings. On all counts, it’s a winner.” School Library Journal (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: William Steig

Author Bio: William Steig

William Steig (1907–2003) published his first children’s book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968 and received the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble in 1970. His works also include The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book, as well as Abel’s Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books. His book Shrek! was released by DreamWorks as a feature film and was immensely popular.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 2.20
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English