Madlenka's Dog

Madlenka's Dog

By Peter Sis; Peter S?'s; Peter Sas

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr), Hardcover, 9780374346997, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2002

Description

Another delightful romp around Madlenka's city block


Madlenka wants a dog She doesn't really care what kind, so long as it's a dog that she can put on a leash and walk around the block. But her mother and father say NO What is Madlenka to do? It just takes some imagination . . . Madlenka's friends on the block all play along, remembering the dogs of their childhood, and in the end it seems quite possible that there's more to Madlenka's dog than we can see. With his considerable charm, Peter Sis uses lift-up flaps and peek-through windows to bring us into Madlenka's magical world where play and fantasy make wishes come true.


"Madlenka's Dog" is a 2002 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and a 2003 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.



About the Author
Peter Sis is an internationally acclaimed author, artist, and filmmaker. Among his works are three Caldecott Honor books: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain; Tibet: Through the Red Box; and Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei. He has illustrated five other novels by Sid Fleischman, including the Newbery Medal book The Whipping Boy. He lives with his family in New York State.





Praise For Madlenka's Dog

"Inspiring memories in the old and imagination in the young, the dog is a noble beast indeed, and Madlenka's Dog's resonant intergenerational connections make it an inspired choice for sharing." --Starred, The Horn Book