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The Amazing Bone Audiobook

Written by William Steig

Narrated by Stanley Tucci

Published on October 20, 2012

Publisher List Price: 1.99 USD

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About The Amazing Bone:

The Amazing Bone is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1977 Caldecott Honor Book, and a 1977 Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books.

William Steig, incomparable master of the contemporary picture book, has never been better than in The Amazing Bone.

It’s a bright and beautiful spring day, and Pearl, a pig, is dawdling on her way home from school. Most unexpectedly, she strikes up an acquaintance with a small bone. “You talk?” says Pearl. “In any language,” says the bone. “And I can imitate any sound there is.” (Its former owner was a witch.) Pearl and the bone immediately take a liking to each other, and before you know it she is on her way home with the bone in her purse, left open so they can continue their conversation. Won’t her parents be surprised when she introduces her talking bone!

But before that happy moment comes, the resourceful bone must deal with a band of highway robbers in Halloween masks and, worse, a fox who decides that Pearl will be his main course at dinner that night. And deal it does, with gambits droll and thrilling.

,The Amazing Bone is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1977 Caldecott Honor Book, and a 1977 Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books.,William Steig (1907-2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator and author of award-winning books for children, including Shrek!, on which the DreamWorks movies are based; the Caldecott Medal-winner Sylvester and the Magic Pebble; The Caldecott Honor book The Amazing Bone; and the Newbury Honor Books Abel’s Island and Doctor De Soto. Stieg also published thirteen collections of drawings for adults, including The Lonely Ones, Male/Female, and Our Miserable Life.,

When I Grow Up
On her way home from school, Pearl observes the grownups in town and thinks about her life as an adult. Ask students to consider their possible future jobs, and to write and illustrate a story describing the reasons for their choices. A career day can also be held in the classroom to introduce students to new possibilities.
Friends Forever
Discuss the unusual friendship between Pearl and the bone. Ask students to list traits possessed by the bone that are conducive to forming a friendship with Pearl. Students may suggest ideas such as loyalty, kindness, cleverness, sense of humor, and sharing a love of music. Then have students write about their own best friend, describing the basis of their friendship and the activities they enjoy doing together.
Language Learning
Pearl’s amazing bone can speak in any language. Ask students if they, too, are multilingual and provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their language skills to their classmates. Then encourage students to learn a few words in a new language.
Solving Problems
The amazing bone is a resourceful character who succeeds in rescuing Pearl from two terrible predicaments. Ask students to suggest alternative solutions for Pearl’s dilemmas. Then ask them to discuss their own experiences with solving difficult problems. Students can work in small groups to help their classmates resolve current issues in their lives. In addition, students can compare and contrast problem-solving techniques as they read other books in which characters cleverly resolve problems
(including Steig’s Doctor De Soto).

,“Pearl (a piglet) discovers a talking bone, which had fallen out of a witch’s basket…This is a tight mesh of witty storytelling and art, bound to please any audience.” —Starred, Booklist

The Amazing Bone was published on October 20, 2012.

The intended audience for this book is 5 to 8 years old. The The Amazing Bone Audiobook is . Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in The Amazing Bone

The Amazing Bone includes the following subjects: Social Themes / Friendship. The BISAC Subject Code is Juvenile Fiction, Animals, Pigs.

About the Author(s) of The Amazing Bone

The author of The Amazing Bone is William Steig.

About the Narrator of The Amazing Bone Audiobook

The narrator for the The Amazing Bone Audiobook is Stanley Tucci.

The Amazing Bone Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Young Listeners. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 142723258X. The ISBN-13 is 9781427232588.

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