The End

The End Cover

The End

By David LaRochelle; Richard Egielski (Illustrator)

Arthur A. Levine Books, Hardcover, 9780439640114, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2007

Description
"Once upon a time" takes on a whole new meaning in David LaRochelle's hilarious backwards collaboration with Caldecott winner Richard Egielski.
..".And they lived happily ever after."
So begins David LaRochelle and Richard Egielski's wacky original fairy tale THE END, which traces the courtship of a handsome knight and a beautiful princess . . . backwards Before you reach the beginning, you'll meet a temperamental giant, a beleaguered cook, a dragon who's scared of bunny rabbits, an oversized tomato, and an impish figure on a flying pig who just might be the cause of all the madness. It's a conventionally perfect and perfectly unconventional take on the fairy tale -- guaranteed to convert the Grimmest reader to giggles.


About the Author
David LaRochelle is the author of many books for children including How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans, The Best Pet of All and The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories. David lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Richard Egielski is the Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator of Hey, Al and many other books for children, including the Tub People series by Pam Conrad. He is also the author and illustrator of Buz and Jazper, both New York Times Best Illustrated Books, Three Magic Balls, and The Gingerbread Boy. Mr. Egielski lives in Milford, New Jersey, with his wife and son.