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by William Steig

It's a bright and beautiful spring day, and Pearl, a pig, is dawdling on her way home from school. Most unexpectedly, she strikes up an acquaintance with a small bone. "You talk?" says Pearl. "In any language," says the bone. "And I can imitate any sound there is." (Its former owner was a witch.) Pearl and the bone immediately take a liking to each other, and before you know it she is on her way home with the bone in her purse, left open so they can continue their conversation. Won't her parents be surprised when she introduces her talking bone!

But before that happy moment comes, the resourceful bone must deal with a band of highway robbers in Halloween masks and, worse, a fox who decides that Pearl will be his main course at dinner that night. And deal it does, with gambits droll and thrilling.

William Steig, incomparable master of the contemporary picture book, has never been better than in The Amazing Bone.

The Amazing Bone is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1977 Caldecott Honor Book, and a 1977 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books.

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ISBN: 0374302480
ISBN13: 978-0374302481
Category: Children
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: William Steig
Language: English
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); 1st edition (September 1, 1976)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1562 kb
FB2 size: 1122 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 575
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I love the stories and illustrations of William Steig, and I remembered this one from my childhood. They are wonderfully creative and whimsical. This one is about a pig who finds a magical talking bone in the woods, and it helps to save her from a hungry fox. Be aware that the storyline in this one is similar to Hansel and Gretel (slightly dark), so it might be better for your older kids.
This was my son's favorite book as a child. A young pig finds a magic bone that has special powers. Despite others disbelief, she sticks to her story and is rescued by both the bone and her own ingenuity. A wonderful tale of courage and empowerment for children. Definitely for the imaginative and quirky; literal-minded children may be puzzled by this one. One of the joys of Steig's books, especially for the adult who has to read them aloud at least 50 times, is that he engages with children at a much higher level than most authors, with wonderful wit, unpredictable story lines and language that enchants.
This one is a little too dark- but we really liked Doctor Desoto.
William Steig creates such charming endearing characters that they almost distract you from the sweet morals of his heartfelt stories. I think one of the all time greatest two pages of childrens picture books is here when the main character leans back into flowers and says to herself "I love everything". That is a message and sentiment that should be remembered everyday.
Steig has so many rich values in his books that he is being taught in my college as a surpreme storyteller with wonderful messages for kids. He writes in a simple clean way while incorporating rich lessons that children may learn from subconsiously. He is a wonderful writer. This is a wonderful story, as are all his works.
Hard to say what my favorite William Steig book is -- but this one ranks up there. He is funny, terse and the pictures are memorable and enchanting. Great book to read to kids, great book to read over and over. The cadence of it, the story and the images are all worthy of repetition!
An amusing children's book that captures the challenges and contradictions of life itself? Brilliant art and story, touch in cheek philosophy and a memorable plot and characters. I've known a dozen young children who positively adore this book, not to mention the adults who read it to them.
My third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade students loved this book.
Steig's best , to my taste. Sweet, hilarious, subversivelt funny