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Abel’s Island

William Steig

Paperback

160 pp

Published 06/07/2017

9781782691471

Abel’s place in his familiar mouse world has always been secure; he has an allowance from his mother, a comfortable home and a lovely wife, Amanda. But one stormy August day, furious flood waters carry him off and leave him on an uninhabited island. In spite of his determination and stubborn resourcefulness – he tries crossing the river with boats and ropes and even on stepping-stones – Abel can’t find a way to get back home.

Days, then weeks and months, pass. Slowly, his soft habits disappear as he forages for food, fashions a warm nest in a hollow log, models clay statues of his family for company, and continues to brood on the problem of how to get across the river – and home.

Abel’s Island was a New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of the Year, an Outstanding Book of the Year, and a Newbery Honor Book.

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Abel’s place in his familiar mouse world has always been secure; he has an allowance from his mother, a comfortable home and a lovely wife, Amanda. But one stormy August day, furious flood waters carry him off and leave him on an uninhabited island. In spite of his determination and stubborn resourcefulness – he tries crossing the river with boats and ropes and even on stepping-stones – Abel can’t find a way to get back home.

Days, then weeks and months, pass. Slowly, his soft habits disappear as he forages for food, fashions a warm nest in a hollow log, models clay statues of his family for company, and continues to brood on the problem of how to get across the river – and home.

Abel’s Island was a New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of the Year, an Outstanding Book of the Year, and a Newbery Honor Book.

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Weight 0.3 kg