The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

By (author) George Saunders , Illustrated by Lane Smith

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Three families live in the seaside village of Frip -- the Romos, the Ronsens, and a little girl named Capable and her widowed father. The townspeople of Frip make their living raising goats, but they must fight off a daily invasion of gappers, bright orange, many-eyed creatures that cover goats and stop them from giving milk. When the gappers target Capable's goats, the Romos and the Ronsens turn their backs on the gapper-ridden Capable. What will Capable do about her gapper plague? An imaginative tale by acclaimed author George Saunders accented with haunting illustrations by award-winning illustrator Lane Smith, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip is an adult story for children, a children's story for adults, an oceanside fable for the landlocked, a fish story for loaves, and a fable about the true meaning of community.

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  • Hardback | 84 pages
  • 147.3 x 236.2 x 15.2mm | 294.84g
  • 28 Apr 2006
  • McSweeney's Publishing
  • San Francisco
  • English
  • 1932416374
  • 9781932416374
  • 798,817

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