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|Format: ||Paperback / softback, 38 pages|
|Other Information: ||colour illustrations|
|Published In: ||USA, 26 March 1984|
Bill Peet was the author of 34 books published by Houghton Mifflin. One of these, BILL PEET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, was named a 1989 Caldecott Honour Book. All of Bill PeetÃ¢ÂÂs books published by Houghton Mifflin Company, including his first book for children published in 1959, HUBERT'S HAIR-RAISING ADVENTURE, remain actively in print today.
In both his career as an author and illustrator of childrenÃ¢ÂÂs books and in his work as sketch artist and continuity illustrator at Walt Disney, Bill Peet created a menagerie of memorable characters."
At Walt Disney, where Bill Peet worked for 27 years, he was a key participant in the production of classic films such as Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and 101 Dalmatians for which he was not only an artist, but the screenwriter as well.
Bill PeetÃ¢ÂÂs signature style enabled him to create fast-paced stories of fantastical adventure delivered with warmth and laugh-out-loud hilarity. His unfailing humour did not, however, prevent him from addressing such poignant issues as kindness toward others and respect for the environment. Through the exploits of his characters, Peet offered his audience a chance to see themselves and their world through new eyes.
"At some point," Bill Peet once said, "it occurred to me that drawing was something I couldnÃ¢ÂÂt possibly give up, and somehow it must be turned into a profession." He went on to not only fulfil his dream but to introduce generations of young readers to his delightful vision of humour, friendship and compassion.
"One of Peet's liveliest (if not most insidious) triumphs." Kirkus Reviews
Houghton Mifflin (Trade)|
24.46 x 21.39 x 0.46 centimetres (0.16 kg)|
5-9 years |