- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Small Beer Press; First Edition edition (April 19, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1931520747
- ISBN-13: 978-1931520744
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,687,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Monkey's Wedding: and Other Stories Hardcover – April 19, 2011
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