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The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

The economy of Frip is based solely on goat’s milk, and this is a problem because the village is plagued by gappers: bright orange, many-eyed creatures the size of softballs that love to attach themselves to goats.

Author : George Saunders

Release : 2015-11-24

Publisher : Random House

ISBN : 0812989643

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From the bestselling author of Tenth of December comes a splendid new edition of his acclaimed collaboration with the illustrator behind The Stinky Cheese Man and James and the Giant Peach! Featuring fifty-two haunting and hilarious images, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip is a modern fable for people of all ages that touches on the power of kindness, generosity, compassion, and community. In the seaside village of Frip live three families: the Romos, the Ronsens, and a little girl named Capable and her father. The economy of Frip is based solely on goat’s milk, and this is a problem because the village is plagued by gappers: bright orange, many-eyed creatures the size of softballs that love to attach themselves to goats. When a gapper gets near a goat, it lets out a high-pitched shriek of joy that puts the goats off giving milk, which means that every few hours the children of Frip have to go outside, brush the gappers off their goats, and toss them into the sea. The gappers have always been everyone’s problem, until one day they get a little smarter, and instead of spreading out, they gang up: on Capable’s goats. Free at last of the tyranny of the gappers, will her neighbors rally to help her? Or will they turn their backs, forcing Capable to bear the misfortune alone? Featuring fifty-two haunting and hilarious illustrations by Lane Smith and a brilliant story by George Saunders that explores universal themes of community and kindness, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip is a rich and resonant story for those that have all and those that have not. Praise for The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip “In a perfect world, every child would own a copy of this profound, funny fable. . . . Every adult would own a copy too, and would marvel at how this smart, subversive little book is even deeper and more hilarious than any child could know.”—Entertainment Weekly “Saunders’s idiosyncratic voice makes an almost perfect accompaniment to children’s book illustrator Smith’s heightened characterizations and slightly surreal backdrops.”—Publishers Weekly “A riveting, funny, and sly new fairy tale.”—Miami Herald

George Saunders

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Author : Philip Coleman

Release : 2017-03-25

Publisher : Springer

ISBN : 3319499327

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This timely volume explores the signal contribution George Saunders has made to the development of the short story form in books ranging from CivilWarLand in Bad Decline (1996) to Tenth of December (2013). The book brings together a team of scholars from around the world to explore topics ranging from Saunders’s treatment of work and religion to biopolitics and the limits of the short story form. It also includes an interview with Saunders specially conducted for the volume, and a preliminary bibliography of his published works and critical responses to an expanding and always exciting creative œuvre. Coinciding with the release of the Saunders’ first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo (2017), George Saunders: Critical Essays is the first book-length consideration of a major contemporary author’s work. It is essential reading for anyone interested in twenty-first century fiction.

Pastoralia

Hailed by Thomas Pynchon as "graceful, dark, authentic, and funny," George Saunders gives us, in his inventive and beloved voice, this bestselling collection of stories set against a warped, hilarious, and terrifyingly recognizable American ...

Author : George Saunders

Release : 2001-06-01

Publisher : Penguin

ISBN : 1101569255

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. Hailed by Thomas Pynchon as "graceful, dark, authentic, and funny," George Saunders now surpasses his New York Times Notable Book, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, with this bestselling collection of stories set against a warped, hilarious, and terrifyingly recognizable American landscape. One of Entertainment Weekly’s Ten Best Books of the Year "Artful and sophisicated... truly unusual. Imagine Lewis's Babbitt thrown into the backseat of a car going cross-country, driven by R. Crumb, Matt Groening, Lynda Barry, Harvey Pekar, or Spike Jonze." -- The New York Times "Saunders is a provocateur, a moralist, a zealot, a lefty, and a funny, funny writer, and the stories in Pastoralia delight. We're very luck to have them." -- Esquire

The Brain-Dead Megaphone

In this, his first collection of essays, Saunders trains his eye on the real world rather than the fictional and reveals it to be brimming with wonderful, marvellous strangeness.

Author : George Saunders

Release : 2012-05-14

Publisher : A&C Black

ISBN : 1408822520

File Size : 56.44 MB

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In this, his first collection of essays, Saunders trains his eye on the real world rather than the fictional and reveals it to be brimming with wonderful, marvellous strangeness. As he faces a political and cultural reality saturated with lazy media, false promises and political doublespeak, Saunders invokes the wisdom of American literary heroes Twain, Vonnegut and Barthelme and inspires us to re-examine our assumptions about the world we live in, as we struggle to discover what is really there.

The Big Pets

A little girl explores the mysterious dreamworld where small children play with their big pets, which range from cats and dogs to snakes and crickets.

Author : Lane Smith

Release : 1993-09-01

Publisher : Puffin Books

ISBN : 9780140542653

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A little girl explores the mysterious dreamworld where small children play with their big pets, which range from cats and dogs to snakes and crickets.

The Story Cure

For those with particularly obstinate children in their lives, The Very Persistent
Gappers of Frip – a fairytale for all ages, but perhaps most ideal for tweens and
early teens – offers a mirror to the child and some memorable visuals to boot.

Author : Susan Elderkin

Release : 2016-10-27

Publisher : Canongate Books

ISBN : 1782115285

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The stories that shape our children's lives are too important to be left to chance. With The Story Cure, bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin have put together the perfect manual for grown-ups who want to initiate young readers into one of life's greatest pleasures. There's a remedy for every hiccup and heartache, whether it's between the covers of a picture book, a pop-up book, or a YA novel. You'll find old favourites like The Borrowers and The Secret Garden alongside modern soon-to-be classics by Michael Morpurgo, Malorie Blackman and Frank Cottrell-Boyce, as well as helpful lists of the right reads to fuel any obsession - from dogs or dinosaurs, space or spies. Wise and witty, The Story Cure will help any small person you know through the trials and tribulations of growing up, and help you fill their bookshelves with adventure, insight and a lifetime of fun.

An Ethics Beyond

Chapter 5 Determining Who Lives and Who Dies: The Very Persistent Gappers of
Frip and The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil “Except of Course the Fish”:
Anthropocentrism and the Lives of Fish Between his second and third short story
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Author : Kevin Richard Kaiser

Release : 2019-07-22

Publisher : Universitat de València

ISBN : 8491344616

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This study examines the fiction of contemporary American author George Saunders in terms of how it presents situations applicable to the chief notions of posthumanist ethics and how these conceptions concern nonhuman animals, which are prevalent in his writing. Posthumanist ethics can help us understand what is at play in Saunders’s fiction. Meanwhile, his texts can help us understand what is at stake in posthumanist ethics. This interdisciplinary project may be beneficial both to conceiving new notions of ethics that are more inclusive and, more implicitly, to understanding the relevance of Saunders’s fiction to the current American sociocultural climate.

Grandpa Green

From the creator of the national bestseller It's a Book comes this Caldecott Honor Book, a timeless story of family history, legacy, and love. Grandpa Green wasn't always a gardener.

Author : Lane Smith

Release : 2011-08-30

Publisher : Roaring Brook Press

ISBN : 1429962968

File Size : 33.17 MB

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From the creator of the national bestseller It's a Book comes this Caldecott Honor Book, a timeless story of family history, legacy, and love. Grandpa Green wasn't always a gardener. He was a farmboy and a kid with chickenpox and a soldier and, most of all, an artist. In this captivating new picture book, readers follow Grandpa Green's great-grandson into a garden he created, a fantastic world where memories are handed down in the fanciful shapes of topiary trees and imagination recreates things forgotten. In his most enigmatic and beautiful work to date, Lane Smith explores aging, memory, and the bonds of family history and love; by turns touching and whimsical, it's a stunning picture book that parents and grandparents will be sharing with children for years to come. This title has Common Core connections. Grandpa Green is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Picture Books title for 2011. One of School Library Journal's Best Picture Books of 2011.

The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country!

When the Hocky family moves to a big old house in the country, it takes them some time to adjust to a new way of life.

Author : Lane Smith

Release : 2003

Publisher : Viking Juvenile

ISBN :

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When the Hocky family moves to a big old house in the country, it takes them some time to adjust to a new way of life.

Disney's James & the Giant Peach

A picture book based on the film version of Roald Dahl book in which a young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.

Author : Roald Dahl

Release : 1996

Publisher : Random House Disney

ISBN : 9780786831050

File Size : 52.43 MB

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A picture book based on the film version of Roald Dahl book in which a young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.

In Persuasion Nation

This is an important book."—The Nation "Saunders is a hilarious, wicked, and pitch-perfect satirist of our times, of course, but for a satirist he has a whole lot of heart."—Esquire

Author : George Saunders

Release : 2006-04-20

Publisher : Penguin

ISBN : 9781101217450

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. Talking candy bars, baby geniuses, disappointed mothers, castrated dogs, interned teenagers, and moral fables—all in this hilarious and heartbreaking collection from an author hailed as the heir to Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon. "The first thing you ought to know is that Saunders is the funniest writer in America... [But] Saunders's laughs are a cover, a diversion, beneath which reside some profoundly serious intentions regarding the morality of how we live and hte power of love and immanent death to transform us into vastly better creatures... I can't think of another writer who would try to do what Saunders is doing, or anything close to it. This is an important book."—The Nation "Saunders is a hilarious, wicked, and pitch-perfect satirist of our times, of course, but for a satirist he has a whole lot of heart."—Esquire

Pinocchio

This is the story of Pinocchio after he has been turned into a boy by the Blue Fairy. The trouble is, she changes him while he is asleep and when he wakes up he thinks he is still a puppet.

Author : Lane Smith

Release : 2002

Publisher : Viking Adult

ISBN : 9780670913695

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This is the story of Pinocchio after he has been turned into a boy by the Blue Fairy. The trouble is, she changes him while he is asleep and when he wakes up he thinks he is still a puppet.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

This new edition of Huckleberry Finn, based on the recently discovered original handwritten manuscript, is destined to become the standard of this American classic.

Author : Mark Twain

Release : 2014-10-28

Publisher : Penguin

ISBN : 1101628278

File Size : 24.87 MB

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This new edition of Huckleberry Finn, based on the recently discovered original handwritten manuscript, is destined to become the standard of this American classic. The volume inclues a discussion by Professor Victor Doyno, President of the Twain Circle and the author of a definitive book about the composition of this great novel, who will also conduct interviews across the country. Illustrations. (Literature)

Silent Voices

George Saunders is the author of the acclaimed short story collections
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline and Pastoralia and the NewYorkTimes bestselling
children's book, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip. His novella, The Brief and
Frightening ...

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Release : 2006-01-01

Publisher : Ex Machina Press, LLC

ISBN : 0977276317

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Silent Voices is an annual literary journal whose purpose is to publish fiction of a variety of styles and genres and place them in a specific order, producing a creative mosaic that tells a larger story. Volume Two features an interview with best-selling author George Saunders (CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, In Persuasion Nation) and it has been awarded First Runner-Up in the 2006 DIY Book Competition.

Fox 8

BY GEORGE SAUNDERS FICTION Civil WarLand in Bad Decline Pastoralia The
Very Persistent Gappers of Frip The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil In
Persuasion Nation Tenth of December Fox 8 Lincoln in the Bardo NONFICTION
The ...

Author : George Saunders

Release : 2013-04-09

Publisher : Random House

ISBN : 0812995325

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo, a darkly comic short story about the unintended consequences unleashed by our quest to tame the natural world—featuring gorgeous black-and-white illustrations by Chelsea Cardinal. Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regard with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until he develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak “Yuman” by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children’s bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people—even after “danjer” arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack. Told with his distinctive blend of humor and pathos, Fox 8 showcases the extraordinary imaginative talents of George Saunders, whom The New York Times called “the writer for our time.”

Home

He has also won prizes for his bestselling children's book The Very Persistent
Gappers of Frip and has, most recently, written a book of essays entitled The
Brain-Dead Megaphone. He has received fellowships from the Lannan
Foundation, the ...

Author : George Saunders

Release : 2013-06-03

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN : 1408848066

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Each story in this series offers a poignant glimpse of family life – the ties we cling to; the ties we try to sever; and the ties that make us who we are. Told from a myriad of perspectives, from a dazzling array of some of the finest short story writers of our generation (including Jhumpa Lahiri, George Saunders, Jon McGregor and Elizabeth Gilbert), Family Snapshots gives us a fresh, empathetic and moving insight into the meaning of family. Home is taken from George Saunders' outstanding collection of short stories, Tenth of December.

Pocket PAL: Creating Enquiring Minds

Poetry Life doesn't frighten me by Maya Angelou and Jean - Michel Bosquiat This
is a beautifully colour illustrated version of this poem . Extract from a book The
very persistent gappers of Frip by George Saunders After introducing the children
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Author : Sara Stanley

Release : 2006-12-09

Publisher : A&C Black

ISBN : 9781855391079

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An introduction to philosophy for children explains how children can be encouraged to ask the right questions, reason effectively, think for themselves, and begin to understand more about themselves and the world around them.

It's a Book

Playful and lighthearted with a subversive twist that is signature Lane Smith, IT’S A BOOK is a delightful manifesto on behalf of print in the digital age.

Author : Lane Smith

Release : 2010-08-10

Publisher : Roaring Brook Press

ISBN : 9781596436060

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Playful and lighthearted with a subversive twist that is signature Lane Smith, IT’S A BOOK is a delightful manifesto on behalf of print in the digital age. This satisfying, perfectly executed picture book has something to say to readers of all stripes and all ages.

Pinocchio the Boy

This is the story of Pinocchio as it's never been told before.

Author : Lane Smith

Release : 2003

Publisher : Puffin

ISBN : 9780140569278

File Size : 60.87 MB

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The Blue Fairy turns Pinocchio from a wooden puppet to a real boy while he is sleeping, but forgets to tell him. So begins an unforgettable adventure from picture book genius Lane Smith, best known The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Stinky Cheese Man.

The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

From the highly acclaimed cult author of Pastoralia, comes a novella and short-story collection.

Author : George Saunders

Release : 2007-04-01

Publisher : A&C Black

ISBN : 0747585962

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From the highly acclaimed cult author of Pastoralia, comes a novella and short-story collection.