Follows the experiences of a discarded popsicle stick that is picked up by a little girl who dreams about a magical horse that gallops with her through cities, jungles, and over an ice-pop mountain leading to a gold-filled pirate chest.
Caldecott Medalist David Small lovingly shows us the heart of Russell Hoban's classic. The mouse and his child are wind-up toys forever joined at the hands. But when their mechanism breaks they are discarded, separated from the doll house where they lived and the toy elephant that the child calls mother (much to her chagrin).
Riddley Walker is a brilliant, unique, completely realized work of fiction. One reads it again and again, discovering new wonders every time through. Set in a remote future in a post-nuclear holocaust England (Inland), Hoban has imagined a humanity regressed to an iron-age, semi-literate state, and invented a language to represent it. Riddley is at once the Huck Finn and the Stephen Dedalus of his culture: rebel, change agent, and artist. Read this...
The Marzipan Pig - a marzipan pig falls behind a sofa and is lost. He reaches out to an owl, a mouse, and a hibiscus flower. Jazztime Tale - set in 1919 Harlem, two girls - one white, one black - form a lifelong friendship through a chance encounter.
One of the finest children's films ever made!--New York Daily News