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Wee Gillis [Hardcover]

By Munro Leaf & Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
Our Price $ 14.51  
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Item Specifications...

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  

Availability  4 units.
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Item Description...
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

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Wilbur Monroe Leaf(akaMunro Leaf) (1905 1976) was an American author of children's literature who wrote and illustrated many books during his long career. His books were illustrated by a number of famous artists, including Ludwig Bemelmans, Robert Lawson, and Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss). He is best known forThe Story of Ferdinand (1936).
Robert Lawson (1892 1957) received his art training at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. His favorite medium, pen and ink, is used expressively and with detail in his black and white illustrations inThe Story of Ferdinand(by Munro Leaf). In addition to illustrating many children's books, includingMr. Popper's Penguins, Robert Lawson also wrote and illustrated a number of his own books for children. In 1940, he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his picture book illustrations inThey Were Strong and Goodand in 1944, he was awarded the Newbery Medal for his middle grade novelRabbit Hill."

Munro Leaf was born in 1905 and died in 1976.

Munro Leaf has published or released items in the following series...
  1. New York Review Children's Collection
  2. Picture Puffin Books
  3. Reading Railroad Books

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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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