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Emmet Otter's Jug-band Christmas - by Russell Hoban (Hardcover)

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The inspiration for the beloved Jim Henson film is back in print after over 40 years.   In 1977, when Jim Henson debuted the now-classic film Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, few knew it was based on a story written and illustrated by Russell and Lillian Hoban, creators of Bread and Jam for Frances and other treasured children’s books. With an enduring score by the great Paul Williams, the movie remains a holiday viewing tradition in homes across America. Now the book that started it all is back in print, in a beautiful gift edition that will thrill Muppets fans young and old.   Inspired by the classic tale “The Gift of the Magi,” the story begins in a poor country cottage, as Emmet Otter dreams of buying his Ma a piano for Christmas, while Ma dreams of buying Emmet a guitar. When a village talent contest is announced, both imagine their dreams coming true. But what they don’t imagine finding is their real reward—the power of love, family, and hope in hard times. It is a story that reaches into a reader’s heart and reminds us all that fortune favors the brave.A Bank Street College of Education 2018 Best Children's Book of the Year"[A] welcome reissue of the Hobans’ 1971 story . . . Colorful illustrations of the close-knit animal community containplenty of warmth."—The Horn Book
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Russell Hoban
Language: English
Street Date: October 24, 2017
TCIN: 53001953
UPC: 9781524714574
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-7539
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busybee3 11 months ago
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We watch the movie based on this book every Christmas. The book is every bit as delightful, and would recommend to everyone!
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AubPag 11 months ago
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I am so delighted with this purchase! I definitely recommend the book, especially if you enjoy the Jim Henson special, but it stands on its own, as well. The book was thoughtfully designed and includes lovely details like a fabric spine and beautiful end pages. I had no idea the animated special was...see moreof the reviewer's review
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