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How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World Paperback – March 28, 1990
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About the Author
Marc Simont was born in 1915 in Paris. His parents were from the Catalonia region of Spain, and his childhood was spent in France, Spain, and the United States. Encouraged by his father, Joseph Simont, an artist and staff illustrator for the magazine L'Illustration, Marc Simont drew from a young age. Though he later attended art school in Paris and New York, he considers his father to have been his greatest teacher.
When he was nineteen, Mr. Simont settled in America permanently, determined to support himself as an artist. His first illustrations for a children's book appeared in 1939. Since then, Mr. Simont has illustrated nearly a hundred books, working with authors as diverse as Margaret Wise Brown and James Thurber. He won a Caldecott Honor in 1950 for illustrating Ruth Krauss's The Happy Day, and in in 1957 he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his pictures in A Tree is Nice, by Janice May Udry.
Internationally acclaimed for its grace, humor, and beauty, Marc Simont's art is in collections as far afield at the Kijo Picture Book Museum in Japan, but the honor he holds most dear is having been chosen as the 1997 Illustrator of the Year in his native Catalonia. Mr. Simont and his wife have one grown son, two dogs and a cat. They live in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Marc Simont's most recent book is The Stray Dog.
Top Customer Reviews
I remember as a child tryng to dig a hole to the other side of the world. It made me wish that I had read this book as a child. It would have sent my imagination reeling.
This book is highly educational, as well. The child learns about geysers and other things she would encounter while taking on such an endeavor. I was worried that the girl who read this would have a difficult time remembering the elements of the story because it had so many scientific facts in it, but she didn't have a problem at all.
It's a very good book indeed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this book because I used to dig holes in my backyard as a kid and then I have loved sharing it with my own children. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kristine J Sliter
My seven year old loves this book. We ordered it when he was four and now he still reads it on his own from time to time and every once in a while I would find him in the backyard... Read morePublished 6 months ago by vv
I liked the first edition better - -but it is a great book for my classroom! :)Published 7 months ago by Miriam
How to dig a hole to the other side of the world by Faith McNulty
Describes in detail what each layer of dirt/clay is til you get to the very bottom. Read more
this is a great book to all those of you who ever tried to dig to china! Here is the story and how to go about it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bonnie S. White
My 4 year old son loves this book. It is exciting and informative. He came away knowing all about the layers of the Earth and it is a fun read aloud story for both of us. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Holly Grootveld