The purloining of Prince Oleomargarine /Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Doubleday Books for Young Readers, Edition: First edition.Description: 151 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780553523225; 0553523228.Subject(s): Human-animal communication -- Fiction | Human-animal communication -- Juvenile fiction | Animals -- Fiction | Animals -- Juvenile fiction | Kidnapping -- Juvenile fiction | Princes -- Juvenile fiction | Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Fiction | Fairy tales | Fiction | Humorous fiction | Juvenile works | Fairy tales | Humorous fictionSummary: "Based on a set of unfinished Mark Twain notes for a children's story, this is the tale of Johnny, a young boy with a magical ability to speak to animals who sets off to rescue a stolen prince"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
A never-before-published, previously unfinished Mark Twain children's story is brought to life by Caldecott Medal winners Philip Stead and Erin Stead. <br> <br> In a hotel in Paris one evening in 1879, Mark Twain sat with his young daughters, who begged their father for a story. After the girls chose a picture from a magazine to get started, Twain began telling them the tale of Johnny, a poor boy in possession of some magical seeds. Later, Twain would jot down some rough notes about the story, but the tale was left unfinished . . . until now.<br> <br> Plucked from the Mark Twain archive at the University of California at Berkeley, Twain's notes now form the foundation of a fairy tale picked up over a century later. With only Twain's fragmentary script and a story that stops partway as his guide, author Philip Stead has written a tale that imagines what might have been if Twain had fully realized this work-<br> <br> Johnny, forlorn and alone except for his pet chicken, meets a kind woman who gives him seeds that change his fortune, allowing him to speak with animals and sending him on a quest to rescue a stolen prince. In the face of a bullying tyrant king, Johnny and his animal friends come to understand thatgenerosity, empathy, and quiet courage are gifts more precious in this world than power and gold.<br> <br> Illuminated by Erin Stead's graceful, humorous, and achingly poignant artwork, this is a story that reaches through time and brings us a new book from America's most legendary writer, envisioned by two of today's most important names in children's literature.
"Based on a set of unfinished Mark Twain notes for a children's story, this is the tale of Johnny, a young boy with a magical ability to speak to animals who sets off to rescue a stolen prince"-- Provided by publisher.