The Giant Ball of String

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Beyond the resourcefulness of its porcine citizens, there wasn’t much to recommend the small mining town of Rumpus Ridge. But even in such a hardscrabble place, they had created something they could be proud of: over the years they had collected the biggest ball of string in the world. Folks came from miles around to see it. But one night, a flood carries their prized string away and washes it ashore near the town of Cornwall. Rather than return it, the Cornwallians decide to keep thestring for themselves. They start to make plans to dedicate the string in its new gazebo, but their celebrations could be short-lived, because, having discovered the deceit, those resourceful piglets from Rumpus Ridge have begun to make some plans of their own . . .

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User Review  - dms02 - LibraryThing

This book caught me off guard. I was not expecting the great story that came out of this one. A small town of porcine is super proud of their giant ball of string. One day it ends up floating down the ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Praise be to those who see the joys of inspired silliness, for they shall delight the masses. Geisert, whose detailed townscapes executed with his wife Bonnie (Desert Town, 2001, etc.) both please and ... Read full review

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Arthur Geisert's unique and exquisite etchings have been widely praised and exhibited at the Chicago Institute of Art, among other museums. His work is regularly selected for the Society of Illustrators', annual Original Art exhibition, and his illustrations are now being collected by the Dubuque Museum of Art. He lives in a converted bank in Bernard, Iowa.

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