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Title:
Arthur's Halloween costume
ISBN:
9780060223878

9780060223915

9780064441018
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Harper & Row, ©1984.
Physical Description:
64 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Summary:
Arthur the chimpanzee, after worrying that his Halloween costume won't be scary enough, wins a prize for the most original costume in the school.
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Publisher description http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc044/83049465.html
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E HOBAN
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JER Hob
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Summary

Summary

Arthur the chimpanzee, after worrying that his Halloween costume won't be scary enough, wins a prize for the most original costume in the school. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


Summary

No one knows what Arthur's funny-looking costume represents, but even his school principal calls it a winner! 'Arthur's frustrations and hassles ring true, and kids will enjoy the constantly changing costumes. Hoban's expressive chimp faces catch the nuances of feeling, and the soft colors catch the action wonderfully well.' --SLJ.


Author Notes

Lillian Hoban was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 18, 1925. She attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, studied dance with Martha Graham, and taught modern dance in New York and Connecticut. She also danced professionally in the 1950's.

During her lifetime, she illustrated or wrote more than 100 children's books. Her first publication was a book she illustrated, Herman the Loser, written by her husband Russell Hoban, and published in 1961. She illustrated several of his books including London Men and English Men, Charlie the Tramp, Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas, and books about a badger named Frances such as A Baby Sister for Frances.

After the couple divorced in 1975, she began writing and illustrating I-Can- Read-Books including Joe and Betsy the Dinosaur, Silly Tilly's Thanksgiving, and a series about Arthur the Chimpanzee and his little sister Violet. She died from heart failure on July 17, 1998 at the age of 73.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Lillian Hoban was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 18, 1925. She attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, studied dance with Martha Graham, and taught modern dance in New York and Connecticut. She also danced professionally in the 1950's.

During her lifetime, she illustrated or wrote more than 100 children's books. Her first publication was a book she illustrated, Herman the Loser, written by her husband Russell Hoban, and published in 1961. She illustrated several of his books including London Men and English Men, Charlie the Tramp, Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas, and books about a badger named Frances such as A Baby Sister for Frances.

After the couple divorced in 1975, she began writing and illustrating I-Can- Read-Books including Joe and Betsy the Dinosaur, Silly Tilly's Thanksgiving, and a series about Arthur the Chimpanzee and his little sister Violet. She died from heart failure on July 17, 1998 at the age of 73.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Kirkus Review

Chimp Arthur's troubles with his Halloween costume make him look more of a chump than usual, to less purpose: the dialogues with ever-helpful little sister Violet are mechanical, the outcome the result of chance happenings. Planning to go to the school party as a ghost, Arthur is disappointed to learn there'll be other ghosts: ""Now no one will be scared."" Then he has yearnings to be ""an original""--as Violet's friend Wilma says of her little cousin Peter, gotten up as a big chocolate kiss. Then he just wants to find his homework, or he can't go to the party at all. And in the course of searching for it in the garbage, Arthur acquires so many odd accoutrements--including an old-rug wig that smells of tuna fish and attracts cats--that he's hailed as the Spirit of Halloween, and takes the originality prize. Hectic but slack. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Kirkus Review

Chimp Arthur's troubles with his Halloween costume make him look more of a chump than usual, to less purpose: the dialogues with ever-helpful little sister Violet are mechanical, the outcome the result of chance happenings. Planning to go to the school party as a ghost, Arthur is disappointed to learn there'll be other ghosts: ""Now no one will be scared."" Then he has yearnings to be ""an original""--as Violet's friend Wilma says of her little cousin Peter, gotten up as a big chocolate kiss. Then he just wants to find his homework, or he can't go to the party at all. And in the course of searching for it in the garbage, Arthur acquires so many odd accoutrements--including an old-rug wig that smells of tuna fish and attracts cats--that he's hailed as the Spirit of Halloween, and takes the originality prize. Hectic but slack. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.