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How the Nobble Was Finally Found

C. K. Williams, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)


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The Nobble lives in a world all his own—a fantastical world where you can do the impossible things of dreams. It’s a nice life and all he’s ever known. Yet one day he begins to think about finding some place he hasn’t been yet. Or maybe seeing something he hasn’t seen yet. Or . . . something. So he sets off on a journey to an unusual place, where he discovers roary things, fuzzy things, and tall, shiny, rectangular things. Then a door knocks. If only he knew what a door was . . .

C. K. Williams and Stephen Gammell’s enchanting tale is about finding the courage to go out and search for what you want most in the world. And sometimes, that’s a friend.

Praise For How the Nobble Was Finally Found

"The Nobble’s continual world-play confusion will delight those listening to a read-aloud."--Booklist

"The illustrator uses his delicious transparent colors, lightening his dark splatters, shadows and tangles, to great effect."--Kirkus Reviews

Clarion Books, 9780152054601, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2009

About the Author

C. K. WILLIAMS (1936-2015) was an acclaimed poet and the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. In addition to his many collections of poetry, he wrote two picture books for young readers: How the Nobble Was Finally Found, illustrated by Stephen Gammell, and A Not Scary Story about Big Scary Things, illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowski.

STEPHEN GAMMELL is the beloved author and illustrator of Twigboy and Is That You, Winter? He received the Caldecott Medal for his illustration of Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.