Publication Date: July 1983
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A highly diverting picture book about an agreeable pet boa constrictor that earns the affection and gratitude of a French village. BL. Children will love it. H.
Notable Children's Books of 19401959 (ALA)
1959 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)
A Reading Rainbow Selection
1958 Children's Spring Book Festival Prize (NY Herald Tribune)
TOMI UNGERER, winner of the 1998 Hans Christian Andersen Award in illustration for his lifetime contributions to children's literature, has created over 70 books for children. He was born in Strasbourg, Alsace, in France in 1931. After many years in America, he now lives in Ireland and Strasbourg.