The Adventures of Anatole

Author(s): Nancy Willard; David McPhail (Illustrator)

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Newbery Medal-winning author Nancy Willard's trilogy of adventure tales, now in one volume. Children won't be able to put down these stories of the journeys of a boy and his orange cat, Plumpet.

Anatole has a knack for seeking and finding adventure, often with Plumpet, his orange cat, who is accustomed to ghost trains, amnesiac soldiers, flying horses, and wallpaper portals, just a few of the enchantments encountered along the way. From his perilous search for wild fennel to cure his grandmother's asthma, to his high-stakes game of checkers to save his uncle from a wizard's evil spell, Anatole's missions will keep young readers turning the pages of this omnibus edition of the Newbery Medal-winning author Nancy Willard's trilogy of fantasy tales: Sailing to Cythera, The Island of the Grass King, and Uncle Terrible. David McPhail's pen-and-ink illustrations throughout are beautifully detailed engagements with Willard's world of make-believe. Anatole may be small but he is determined to right the wrongs he finds in each of the lands he enters. Whether kindness or evil will prevail is a matter of suspense, but Anatole is always on the side of the light.


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General Fields

  • : 9781681372921
  • : The New York Review of Books, Inc
  • : The New York Review of Books, Inc
  • : November 2018
  • : --- length: - '7.5' width: - '5.125' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 344
  • : Nancy Willard; David McPhail (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback