The Hole Book

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Tuttle Publishing, Dec 15, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 56 pages
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Meet Algernon Bracket and Orlando Pease. Find out how a rocket launched from the basement floor of an apartment building is sure to interrupt a person's day.

Long before Richard Scarry or Dr. Seuss, an American artist delighted a generation of children and their parents with hilarious, topsy-turvy illustrations and slightly subversive tales told in rhyme. This was illustrator/author Peter Newell. Working over eighty years ago, Newell remains as profoundly enjoyable-and incredibly popular-as ever. Tuttle is proud to be reissuing his three classic works, sure to delight the young and old alike.

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Review: The Hole Book (Peter Newell Children's Books)

User Review  - Regina - Goodreads

It's a very good story, with an awesome illustration. Read full review

Review: The Hole Book (Peter Newell Children's Books)

User Review  - Chris Volion - Goodreads

The collective attitude toward firearms has certainly changed, not to mention the casual stereotyping, but it's a charming little book and verse from a time when we didn't have our collective panties in such a wad. Read full review

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Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 13
Section 14
Section 15
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18
Section 19
Section 20

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Section 21
Section 22

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About the author (1989)

\Peter Newell (1862 1924) began his career painting portraits, using crayons as a medium, before turning to children's book. Besides his own books, Newell illustrated Mark Twain's Innocents Abroad and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. He is the author of the Tuttle Classics The Hole Book, The Slant Book, and The Rocket Book.

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