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The Brave Little Toaster: A Bedtime Story for Small Appliances

Thomas M. Disch

ISBN 10: 0385230508 / ISBN 13: 9780385230506
Editorial: Doubleday, 1986
Usado Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Tales From The Past (Fair Oaks, CA, Estados Unidos de America)

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Very nice; tight binding, minor shelf wear to light blue pictorial covers, bright crisp pages, no previous owner's marks. Small stain on outer long edge of page block. "Feeling abandoned by their beloved master, a vacuum cleaner, tensor lamp, electric blanket, clock radio, and toaster undertake a long and arduous journey to find him in a faraway city.". N° de ref. de la librería 000617

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Título: The Brave Little Toaster: A Bedtime Story ...

Editorial: Doubleday

Año de publicación: 1986

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: Karen Lee Schmidt

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No DustJjacket, If Issued

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Feeling abandoned by their beloved master, a vacuum cleaner, tensor lamp, electric blanket, clock radio, and toaster undertake a long and arduous journey to find him in a faraway city

From School Library Journal:

Grade 3-5 At what point can the pathetic fallacy become lamentable idiocy? When electric household utensils not only speak but take to the open road, when this mechanomorphism is combined with anthropomorphism and when people are run by appliances. A vacuum cleaner, an electric blanket, a lamp and a clock-radio, rallied by the pop-up of the title, leave a vacation cottage unvisited by their owner for over two years to find him in Winnipeg, Canada. On the way they meet a talking squirrel and a villainous recluse who almost junks them in the city dump. Without much strain, they elude this perfectly reasonable end and find their owner's new apartment, settle in with his newer gadgets and arrange to be swapped to (who else?) a decrepit ballerina who loves them for their special purposes. Disch writes gracefully (well above the vocabulary level indicated by the format), lacking only a believable concept or the power to impose internal logic on the unbelievable. In 78 print-crowded pages there are fewer than a dozen technically excellent, although static, soft pencil cartoons. Fantasy overload. Lillian N. Gerhardt, "School Library Journal"
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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