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Grumparar's the New Creatures, An Adventure & Field Guide [Kindle Edition]

T. E. Breitenbach
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Book Description

At last we learn what those fleeting images of movement are, the ones you often see out of the corner of an eye, but which quickly disappear when you turn to look! They are the New Creatures. With the aid of the magical Grumparar, we join the author on his journey to the creature’s homeland where he befalls adventure, mystery, and narrow escapes, as he seeks to learn more about the host of funny, warm, and frightening New Creatures. And—as if that isn’t enough—along the way we find answers to many of life’s imponderables: how sneakers get holes, where houseflies go in winter, and how mountains talk to one another, to name just a few. The text is well-illustrated with dozens of creatures and maps, while an included "field guide" pictures and describes over 200 New Creatures. Conceived by artist T. E. Breitenbach, well-known for his hunorous Proverbidioms series of paintings, this is an imaginative, allegorical adventure like none you have ever been on. So, sit back, put your feet up, and prepare to be entertained!

“An impressive achievement, bravely independent and unique while at the same time reminiscent in parts of Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, and Tolkien (though Tolkien is rarely as light) ... There is so much to admire—the impressive invention and the unrelentingly energetic application of so many areas of literary and aesthetic expertise—also the sheer design of the text, the variety and competence of the illustrations, the grandness of the conception.” —Gregory Maguire (Author of Wicked)

Product Details

  • File Size: 2064 KB
  • Print Length: 231 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004I6DAHC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,892,937 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Phantastic! January 14, 2011
By RR1073
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This is a wonderful, phantasmagorical, clever, fanciful look into the mind and artwork of the Author. The story is a pleasure to read, and the way it is interwoven with the illustrations works exquisitely. The detail and categorization of the drawings (New Creatures) is nothing less than amazing. This is a great read for both children and adults. I highly recommend this.
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