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Wee Gillis [Hardcover]

By Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator), Debbie Palen (Illustrator), Gary R. Matzke (Editor), Barbara G. Wells (Editor), Marty Matlock (Editor) & Sylvia Yount
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Pages   80
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.22" Width: 6.94" Height: 0.51"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 30, 2006
Publisher   NYR Children's Collection
Age  3-7
ISBN  159017206X  
EAN  9781590172063  


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Overview
Wee Gillis can not decide whether he wants to be a Highlander and stalk stags, like his father, or a Lowlander like his mother, and raise long-haired cows.

Publishers Description
A Caldecott Honor Book by the creators of the beloved "Story of Ferdinand"
Wee Gillis lives in Scotland. He is an orphan, and he spends half of each year with his mother's people in the lowlands, while the other half finds him in the highlands with his father's kin. Both sides of Gillis's family are eager for him to settle down and adopt their ways. In the lowlands, he is taught to herd cattle, learning how to call them to him in even the heaviest of evening fogs. In the rocky highlands, he stalks stags from outcrop to outcrop, holding his breath so as not to make a sound. Wee Gillis is a quick study, and he soon picks up what his elders can teach him. And yet he is unprepared when the day comes for him to decide, once and for all, whether it will be the lowlands or the highlands that he will call his home.
Robert Lawson and Munro Leaf's classic picture book is a tribute to the powers of the imagination and a triumph of the storyteller's and illustrator's art.

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More About Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson, Debbie Palen, Gary R. Matzke, Barbara G. Wells, Marty Matlock & Sylvia Yount

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! MUNRO LEAF (1905-1976) was an American writer, illustrator, and columnist whose books for children include Manners Can Be Fun and How to Behave and Why (both of which he also illustrated). In 1936 he "dashed off in 25 minutes" a story about a bull who preferred flowers to bullfights as a showcase for the artistic talent of his friend Robert Lawson. The Story of Ferdinand went on to become a best-seller and the two men collaborated on three subsequent books, Wee Gillis (1938), The Story of Simpson and Sampson (1941), and Aesop's Fables (1941).

ROBERT LAWSON (1892-1957) was a prolific writer and illustrator of literature for children and was the first person ever to receive both the Newbery and Caldecott medals. Among his forty-odd books are such classic stories as Rabbit Hill, Ben and Me, and They Were Strong and Good.

Munro Leaf was born in 1905 and died in 1976.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
This Book is a TREASURE  Oct 13, 2007
Seriously, I think a lot of this book. The artwork is wonderful; the story is wonderful. We had to buy this copy because we wore out our first one.
 
Wee Gillis  Feb 14, 2007
Another great book by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson. Nice story and great artwork. Recommended if you already own and like Ferdinand.
 
Wee Gillis is back!  Feb 12, 2007
So glad it's back...this classic book on how different people can get along. Not just for kids.
 
a superb book  Jan 11, 2007
"Wee Gillis" is a classic of children's literature, and this is an excellent new reprint. There is no dustjacket, but the book has a very strong cardboard cover and good quality paper.
The book combines an interesting commentary on the cultures of the Scottish highlands and lowlands with a simple and rather old-fashioned story of how a boy takes his place in the adult world.
The black and white illustrations complement the text beautifully, and almost tell the story on their own.
 
Find your own place in the world  Oct 25, 2006
Originally published in 1938, this one is a delight to see back in print thanks to New York Review Books. The Scottish setting is charming and the central message, to be who you are, is important. Not content to be a hunter like his father's family or a farmer like his mother's family, Wee Gillis finds his own place in this world as a bagpiper. Baby boomers will be familiar with Robert Lawson's illustrations from such children's classics as Rabbit Hill, Ben And Me and The Story of Ferdinand, also written by Munro Leaf. I adore this book so much I named my dear and very independent Cairn Terrier puppy Wee Gillis.
 

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