Orville: A Dog Story (Hardcover)
A Dog Story
Clarion Books, 9780618159550, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2003
A beautifully crafted text that blends wry humor with the poignant twang of a country-and-western song is accompanied by dreamy, spare watercolor-and-ink illustrations for a fresh, original picture book that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt lonely or misunderstood.
Praise For Orville: A Dog Story…
"a tender story...eloquent...children will recognize the sadness and anger as well as the yearning and the powerful bond." BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA
"captures a child's sense of simplicity and exuberance...Parker's winsome portraits illuminate the story...children will cheer when Orville finds love" PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Publishers Weekly
"a poetic...vivid tale...fresh and effective...a heartening...readaloud for kids who know their Orville is out there somewhere." THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS, Starred Review The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred
"Poignant and sweet...reads like a country-and-western song...allows the text to shine...readers...will identify with Orville." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL School Library Journal
"Parker's distinguised watercolor paintings...blend so perfectly with Kimmel's spare, unsentimental language that words and pictures become a veritable poem." THE BOSTON GLOBE Boston Globe
"A big ugly dog is rescued by a farm couple...at its heart, this is a love story." HARTFORD COURANT Hartford Courant
"Parker's distinguished watercolor paintings...blend so perfectly with Kimmel's spare, unsentimental language that words and pictures become a veritable poem." BOSTON GLOBE Boston Globe