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The Tortoise & the Hare - by Jerry Pinkney (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • This lavish, highly-acclaimed rendition of Aesop's most beloved fable about grit, hope, and resilience is brought to life by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Jerry Pinkney.
  • Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Up to Seven) 2014 3rd Winner, Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up) (Picture Book) 2013 3rd Winner
  • 4-8 Years
  • 9.7" x 11.4" Hardcover
  • 40 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Animals

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About the Book



This companion to the Caldecott Medal-winning "The Lion & the Mouse" is Pinkney's most stunning masterpiece yet. Even the slowest tortoise can defeat the quickest hare, and even the proudest hare can learn a timeless lesson from the most humble tortoise: Slow and steady wins the race! Full color.



Book Synopsis



This lavish, highly-acclaimed rendition of Aesop's most beloved fable about grit, hope, and resilience is brought to life by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Jerry Pinkney. This nearly wordless companion to the Caldecott Medal-winning The Lion & the Mouse is Jerry Pinkney's most stunning masterpiece yet. Even the slowest tortoise can defeat the quickest hare, and even the proudest hare can learn a timeless lesson from the most humble tortoise: Slow and steady wins the race! Here is a superbly rendered journey from starting line to finish that embodies the bravery, perseverance, and humility we can all find inside ourselves. Don't miss these other classic retellings by Jerry Pinkney: The Little Mermaid
The Lion & the Mouse
The Grasshopper & the AntsThe Three Billy Goats GruffLittle Red Riding Hood
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star



Review Quotes




* "[There is] a note of homespun vibrancy to Pinkney's elegant watercolor paintings....The tortoise may have won the race, but the real winner here is the listening and viewing audience."--Booklist, starred review

* "Pinkney has again created a tour de force."--Library Media Connection, starred review

* "Pinkney's magnificently illustrated version of this famous fable gives the race the excitement of an Olympic event."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "The anthropomorphism blends seamlessly with the naturalistic detail.... A lively and imaginative take."--The Bulletin, starred review

* "The limited text, used sparingly but extremely effectively, reinforces the theme of the story--that the journey is as important as the ultimate goal.... This spectacular success is certain to become a classic in its own right."--School Library Journal, starred review

* "Will engross readers....A captivating winner--start to finish!"--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A worthy follow-up....The richly detailed illustrations are lively and humorous, but what makes this retelling particularly ingenious is Pinkney's use of the oft-quoted moral....slow and steady wins the race!"--The Horn Book

A 2014 ALSC Notable Children's BookA 2013 Publishers Weekly Best Children's BookA 2013 Kirkus Reviews Best Children's BookA 2013 School Library Journal Best Children's BookA 2013 Booklist Editors' Choice BookA 2013 ABC Best Book for ChildrenA 2013 Parents' Choice Awards Gold Award WinnerA 2013 Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature Best Multicultural Children's BookA 2014 Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Outstanding BookA 2014 Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison CCBC Choices BookAn Autumn 2013 Kids' Indie Next List Pick



About the Author



Jerry Pinkney is one of the most heralded children's book illustrators of all time. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the 2010 Caldecott medal for The Lion and the Mouse. He has published numerous reimagined classic tales, including The Little Mermaid, The Tortoise & the Hare, The Grasshopper & the Ants, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Red Riding Hood, and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. He has won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and has been nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award. He was also the first children's book illustrator elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The artist invites you to visit his website at jerrypinkneystudio.com.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.7 Inches (H) x 11.4 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Theme: Mammals
Format: Hardcover
Author: Jerry Pinkney
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2013
TCIN: 14671554
UPC: 9780316183567
Item Number (DPCI): 248-83-4919
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.5 inches length x 11.4 inches width x 9.7 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.1 pounds
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