Fat & Bones

Fat & Bones : And Other Stories

3.39 (96 ratings by Goodreads)
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Welcome to Bald's farm. Well, perhaps it's not Bald's farm anymore. The old man has kicked the bucket, setting off a wave of conflict from the flooded farmhouse kitchen to the muddy pig pen to the tall wheat fields. In this darkly funny, slightly supernatural chain of tales, no creature is safe. Not Leonard Grey, a spider with sophisticated tastes. Not Esmeralda, a resentful one-legged pig. Not Tulip, a plant with a mean streak. And as for Bones, the old man's son, and Fat, his winged rival? They'll learn that danger lurks in the strangest of places...
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 149 x 228 x 14mm | 272g
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1467708259
  • 9781467708258
  • 2,315,869

Review quote

This quick and entertaining tale from a first-time author tells the story of life on a farm, mostly centering on the parts no one would ever notice. The title characters are a mischievous fairy and an evil, unintelligent young man, but as each chapter unfolds many other anthropomorphized figures come to life, including a pig, a spider, some flowers, and most importantly, a cat. All these interact, some as prey and others as predator, until readers reach the humorous and satisfying conclusion. Illustrations add to the mysterious mood of each chapter. This book would be a perfect choice for teacher read-alouds, and students would clamor to read it again on their own. [Editor's Note: Available in e-book format.] Recommended.―Library Media Connection

-- "Journal"
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Rating details

96 ratings
3.39 out of 5 stars
5 26% (25)
4 22% (21)
3 25% (24)
2 19% (18)
1 8% (8)
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