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The Resource The mysteries of Zigomar : poems and stories, Allan Ahlberg ; illustrated by John Lawrence

The mysteries of Zigomar : poems and stories, Allan Ahlberg ; illustrated by John Lawrence

Label
The mysteries of Zigomar : poems and stories
Title
The mysteries of Zigomar
Title remainder
poems and stories
Statement of responsibility
Allan Ahlberg ; illustrated by John Lawrence
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of poems, including "Getting up for School" and "Cemetery Road," and short stories, including "The Paper Boy" and "Snow White Lies."
Review
A haphazard collection of poems, musings, noodlings, and heavily revised fairy tales from Ahlberg (The Better Brown Stories, 1996, etc.). The poems, in general, are better than the stories: "Getting Up for School" and "The Vampire and the Hound" have built-in kid appeal, while others--"Father and Child," about a dad observing his son mailing a letter on a snowy night--are good but with an adult perspective. The best of the stories is "The Paper Boy," about a lonely boy made of paper; by accepting his paper self he manages to get color into his life (via preschoolers armed with crayons) and to make a new friend. Other selections are less successful: A rewritten version of Snow White and a tale aptly titled "Cock and Bull Story" meander into unfunny asides. It's not a bad book, but it's not on par with collections by Prelutsky, Silverstein, and Dahl, and not even up to Ahlberg's own high standards. (Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 1997)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
229289
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ahlberg, Allan
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lawrence, John
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's literature, English
  • English literature
Target audience
pre adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
poems and stories
Label
The mysteries of Zigomar : poems and stories, Allan Ahlberg ; illustrated by John Lawrence
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
311925
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
63 pages
Isbn
9780763603526
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97002035 /AC
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780763603526
Label
The mysteries of Zigomar : poems and stories, Allan Ahlberg ; illustrated by John Lawrence
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
311925
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
63 pages
Isbn
9780763603526
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97002035 /AC
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780763603526

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