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Hamlet and the magnificent sandcastle

by Lies, Brian.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E LIE
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
Call Number  J E LIE
Always enthusistic Hamlet the pig builds the world's biggest sandcastle while his worry-wart pal Quince warns of every danger under the sun. Sure enough disaster looms when the rising tide traps them far from shore, but quick thinking and cooperation save the day.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5-8. They're back: Hamlet, the plucky pig, and his neurasthenic porcupine friend, Quince. This time the boys, who debuted in Hamlet and the Enormous Chinese Dragon Kite (1994), are off to the seashore, where Hamlet begins building the world's largest sandcastle, complete with moat, towers, a kitchen (he's a pig, after all), and every other appurtenance imaginable. Though Quince is convinced that Hamlet will get into trouble unless he's watched, Quince soon falls asleep, lulled by the soothing sun and hypnotic murmur of the waves. He awakens with a start to find himself surrounded by surf. An angry storm's a-brewin'; the friends are cut off from land; and Quince can't swim! He does, however, have a beach umbrella and an idea that just might save Hamlet's bacon and Quince's quills. Lies' story is as predictable as it sounds, but his detailed watercolor illustrations, which evoke Bill Peet's in style and wit, are agreeable enough to keep the book afloat. --Michael Cart"
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 Sandcastles -- Fiction.
Pigs -- Fiction.
Porcupines -- Fiction.
Publisher North Kingstown, RI :Moon Mountain Pub.,2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 0967792924
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