The Wainscott Weasel (Hardcover)

By Tor Seidler, Fred Marcellino (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781481410106, 208pp.

Publication Date: November 11, 2014

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

True love, undying loyalty, and a daring rescue fill the pages of Tor Seidler’s beloved tale, rightfully compared to Charlotte’s Web by The New York Times.

Bagley isn’t your typical trouble-making weasel—and he doesn’t mind if his non-weaselly ways prompt teasing from his friends. For while other young weasels dance under the pines, Bagley thinks about Bridget, the mesmerizing fish who lives in a pond down the brook from his den. As the two unlikely friends grow closer, Bagley realizes that there is big trouble in Bridget’s future. Only a true hero can save Bridget from the gruesome fate that awaits her, and this is exactly what Bagley, much to his own surprise, proves himself to be.

Tor Seidler’s “engagingly imaginative story” (Kirkus Reviews) has been a treasured favorite since its original publication in 1994, and this edition features refreshed prints of Fred Marcellino’s “exceptionally expressive art” (Publishers Weekly).


About the Author

Tor Seidler is the critically acclaimed and bestselling author of more than a dozen children’s books, including FirstbornThe Wainscott WeaselA Rat’s Tale, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Gully’s Travels, and most notably Mean Margaret, which was a National Book Award Finalist. He lives in New York, New York.

Fred Marcellino, the renowned and beloved artist and illustrator, won a Caldecott Honor for his first full-color picture book, Puss in Boots. He began his career in children’s literature with Tor Seidler’s A Rat’s Tale in 1985, and followed with many other classics such as I, Crocodile and The Steadfast Tin Soldier.


Praise For The Wainscott Weasel

Compared to Charlotte's Web by the New York Times: "It's just possible that not since a spider named Charlotte saved a pig named Wilbur has there been a more tender tale of interspecies love and devotion."

"Seidler's animal society is wonderfully amusing and consistent...Marcellino's gracious compositions, delicate modeling, and amiable characterizations are in perfect tune with the engagingly imaginative story."

"A dry wit inspires Seidler's characterizations, which are original and at the same time respectful of animal nature. Marcellino enhances and even extends teh beguiling ambiance with his exceptionally expressive art."

"Surely one of the finest novels of the year, Seidler's fresh, inventive fantasy of a weasel-in-love, and his deeds of derring-do, will delight all readers. This is not to be missed."