A Promise Is a Promise

By Florence Parry Heide; Tony Auth (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763622855, 40pp.)

Publication Date: April 2007

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Description

For all parents who have made a promise — and every kid who has held them to it — comes a cautionary tale from a masterfully witty pair.

George is a very lucky boy. He has everything a boy could want, except for one thing: he doesn’t have a pet. When George’s father finally sighs, "All right, you may have a pet," George goes out to look for one — but how is he to know that it can’t be too big, or too scampery, or too toothy, or too . . . unusual? A revered author and a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist keep their tongues in their cheeks as they spin a wry tale of promises and pets, befuddled parents and a triumphant child.




About the Author
Florence Parry Heide is an award-winning author of more than a hundred children's books, including the Treehorn series, illustrated by Edward Gorey, and "Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated), " illustrated by Lane Smith. She lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Tony Auth has been the editorial cartoonist for the "Philadelphia
Enquirer" since 1971. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his work in 1976, as
well as five Overseas Press Club Awards and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for
Distinguished Service in Journalism. His cartoons are distributed around
the world by Universal Press Syndicate.
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