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Hamlet and the enormous Chinese dragon kite

by Lies, Brian.

Format: Print Book 1994
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Homewood Children's Picture Books j Fic Lies, Br
Location  CLP - Homewood
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Fic Lies, Br
Springdale Free Public Library Children's Picture Books CF LIES
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  CF LIES
Despite the worries of his porcupine friend Quince, Hamlet the pig tries flying an enormous red dragon kite and has an aerial adventure.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5-8. When the pig Hamlet tells his porcupine friend Quince that he is going to buy a kite, Quince foresees trouble. Knowing that Hamlet's adventures always end in disaster, Quince tries unsuccessfully to change his friend's mind. But Hamlet buys a huge red Chinese dragon kite and is soon having the time of his life. Unfortunately, when the string runs out, the strong wind carries Hamlet aloft as a distressed Quince watches from below. Hamlet meets an airborne eagle, who, thinking the dragon is kidnapping the pig, gathers his friends to destroy the kite. Plummeting to earth, Hamlet is snagged by a tree. After being scolded by cows, he trudges home, where Quince welcomes him with a cup of hot chocolate. All is peaceful--until Hamlet thinks of another adventure. Lies' bright color drawings, reminiscent of Bill Peet's work, carry the sprightly story, which explores the nature of friendship, to great heights. ~--Deborah Abbott"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In the first of the series, the hero decides to go fly a kite that soon lifts him to the sky; in the second, he takes a train to the beach with the intention of constructing a masterpiece. "No brooding Danish prince, this Hamlet is an adventure-loving young pig," according to PW. "Nimble watercolors play up the comic elements and excitement." Ages 5-8. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Kites -- Fiction.
Pigs -- Fiction.
Porcupines -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin,1994
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 0395683912
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