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Cowardly Clyde

By Bill Peet

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Format: Paperback / softback, 38 pages
Other Information: colour illustrations
Published In: USA, 26 March 1984

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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 Peet’s 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 children’s 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 Peet’s 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 couldn’t 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.

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"One of Peet's liveliest (if not most insidious) triumphs." Kirkus Reviews

EAN: 9780395361719
ISBN: 0395361710
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
Dimensions: 24.46 x 21.39 x 0.46 centimetres (0.16 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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We first bought Bill Peet's Huge Harold for our daughter over 40 years ago. We bought this for our youngest grandson aged 5 years. He loved it and so did his elder brothers who both came each time it was read to him. We read it three times at his request the first day and he's still asking for it! Great fun for any boy (or girl) who likes stories about knights. I recommend any Bill Peet for children who love animals and nature.
Roy on
 
We first bought Bill Peet's Huge Harold for our daughter over 40 years ago. We bought this for our youngest grandson aged 5 years. He loved it and so did his elder brothers who both came each time it was read to him. We read it three times at his request the first day and he's still asking for it! Great fun for any boy (or girl) who likes stories about knights. I recommend any Bill Peet for children who love animals and nature.

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