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Farewell to Shady Glade School & Library Binding – April, 1981


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • School & Library Binding: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval (April 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0808528289
  • ISBN-13: 978-0808528289
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,138,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The best book Bill Peet has ever done." Publishers Weekly
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About the Author

Bill Peet was the author of 34 books published by Houghton Mifflin. One of these, BILL PEET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, was named a 1989 Caldecott Honor Book. All of Bill Peet's books published by Houghton Mifflin Company, including his first book for children published in 1959, HUBERT'S HAIR-RAISING ADVENTURE, remain actively in print today.

In both his career as an author and illustrator of children's books and in his work as sketch artist and continuity illustrator at Walt Disney, Bill Peet created a menagerie of memorable characters. As he himself noted, "I write about animals because I love to draw them. Most of my animal characters have human personalities, and some are much like the people I know."

At Walt Disney, where Bill Peet worked for 27 years, he was a key participant in the production of classic films such as Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and 101 Dalmatians for which he was not only an artist, but the screenwriter as well.

Bill Peet's signature style enabled him to create fast-paced stories of fantastical adventure delivered with warmth and laugh-out-loud hilarity. His unfailing humor did not, however, prevent him from addressing such poignant issues as kindness toward others and respect for the environment. Through the exploits of his characters, Peet offered his audience a chance to see themselves and their world through new eyes.

"At some point," Bill Peet once said, "it occurred to me that drawing was something I couldn't possibly give up, and somehow it must be turned into a profession." He went on to not only fulfill his dream but to introduce generations of young readers to his delightful vision of humor, friendship and compassion.
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Bill Peet was the author of 34 books published by Houghton Mifflin. One of these, BILL PEET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, was named a 1989 Caldecott Honor Book. All of Bill Peet's books published by Houghton Mifflin Company, including his first book for children published in 1959, HUBERT'S HAIR-RAISING ADVENTURE, remain actively in print today.
In both his career as an author and illustrator of children's books and in his work as sketch artist and continuity illustrator at Walt Disney, Bill Peet created a menagerie of memorable characters. As he himself noted, "I write about animals because I love to draw them. Most of my animal characters have human personalities, and some are much like the people I know."

At Walt Disney, where Bill Peet worked for 27 years, he was a key participant in the production of classic films such as Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and 101 Dalmatians for which he was not only an artist, but the screenwriter as well.

Bill Peet's signature style enabled him to create fast-paced stories of fantastical adventure delivered with warmth and laugh-out-loud hilarity. His unfailing humor did not, however, prevent him from addressing such poignant issues as kindness toward others and respect for the environment. Through the exploits of his characters, Peet offered his audience a chance to see themselves and their world through new eyes.

"At some point," Bill Peet once said, "it occurred to me that drawing was something I couldn't possibly give up, and somehow it must be turned into a profession." He went on to not only fulfill his dream but to introduce generations of young readers to his delightful vision of humor, friendship and compassion.

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Wonderful stories, engaging rhymes and great illustrations.
Lucille G., Leggett
Again Bill Peet has given us a tool to use to help our children understand the importance of being good citizens and taking care of each other and our world.
Carol Poole
This was one of my daughter's favorite books when she was a little girl.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 17, 2000
Format: School & Library Binding
Bill Peet worked for Disney animating such classics as 101 Dalmations. His "solo" work, however, eclipses his contributions to Disney's films.
Shady Glade is the peak of Peet's storytelling and artistry. It's a great story about a group of forest creatures who's home is about to be destroyed by the progress of man. They leave their home, ironically, on the very instrument that brought man so quickly across the continent, a train, in search of a new shady glade.
Peet's sketches are beautiful, the story is simple with a moral, and his charaterizations of woodland creatures are classic.
This was my favorite book as a child. I highly recommend it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 8, 1998
Format: Paperback
I remember this book from my own childhood and its message has never left me: take care of some space for the animals to live. The story has great characters and the illustrations are wonderful. The animal's journey from their doomed home to a new one is well worth sharing with your child.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Weston on April 2, 2003
Format: School & Library Binding
This is a gentle tale about a woodland community who must find a new home because of encroaching urban development upon their land. It is a story about small creatures who must be brave and seek out a new safe place for themselves, despite the unknowns ahead.
The courageous decision of the group to leave their familiar home and embark on a journey to find a new "safe place" really speaks to my five year old who is nervous about the change from Preschool to Kindergarten this fall. She loves the "nice old brave raccoon," and says, "all the animals are so brave!" This book has helped show her that although transition can be scary, it can also be worked through; it has been comforting and reassuring for her.
I recommend this for any young child who is approaching a transition in their life.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paul Martin on June 27, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is one of Bill Peet's best books in which he dedicates it, "...with the hope that the new generation will carry on...preserving what is left of our natural world."
A wise old racoon and several animal friends are forced to evacuate their peaceful shady glade after big city construction overtakes their paradise. They catch a passing train and begin their quest for a new home.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Book Scottie on March 29, 2010
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This book was my son's favorite when he was around four years old. It's a great story about what happens to wildlife when the area they live in has been sold for development. I read this to my son twenty-eight years ago and it remains sadly true today...we continue to destroy the wild places without regard to who lives there.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jan Genovese on October 20, 2013
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My daughter (age 43) has always adored Bill Peet and his goldmine of books, and I think Shady Glade remains her favorite. Her daughter is almost three and she felt it was time for her to get immersed in the magical world of Bill Peet so of course she picked Shady Glade as the perfect introduction. And naturally Maudie loves it, too. Peet is so great at slipping a good cause or message into his tales and Glade features a great one. All the animals interact and confer which fascinates Maudie and there's also a railroad train involved which thrills her no end! Peet was a masterful artist and storyteller and my daughter and I both feel Shady Glade is one of his very best stories in his massive legacy of wonderful books for kids.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Kennedy on September 12, 2008
Format: Paperback
We have almost all Bill Peet's books, but there are several that stick out as being exceptional because of their morals. This one is a wonderful tale of a sweet community of wild animals who live in an idyllic place that is about to be developed. When they see the disaster coming they decide to hop on a train and try to find another idyllic home, far from the big teeth of giant excavating machines. A terrific adventure with classic illustrations by this unique storyteller. I have read this book endlessly to my kids and they still want more!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jessi Mattson on April 18, 2013
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One of my favorite books by Bill Peet. He has an amazing ability to draw interesting characters and teach a lesson. I wish these were standard reading in schools. :)
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