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The sweetest fig, Chris van Allsburg

Label
The sweetest fig
Title
The sweetest fig
Statement of responsibility
Chris van Allsburg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "These figs are very special," the woman whispered. "They can make your dreams come true." Thus Monsieur Bibot, the cold-hearted dentist, was given two ordinary-looking figs as payment for extracting a tooth from an old woman's mouth. Monsieur Bibot refused to believe such nonsense and proceeded to eat one of the figs for a bedtime snack. Although it was possibly the finest, sweetest fig he had ever tasted, it wasn't until the next morning that Monsieur Bibot realized it
  • indeed had the power to make his dreams come true. While dragging his poor dog, Marcel, out for his walk, he discovered that his strange dream from the night before was becoming all too real. Determined to make good use of the second fig, Monsieur Bibot learns to control his dreams. But can he control Marcel? Once again Chris Van Allsburg explores the mysterious territory between fantasy and reality in an uncanny tale that will intrigue readers of all ages
Summary
After being given two magical figs that make his dreams come true, the stern and greedy Monsieur Bibot sees his plans for future wealth upset by his long-suffering dog
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, Grades 3-8, 1996.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1994
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
106436
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
AD 530
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
720
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 12
Reading level
3.7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The sweetest fig, Chris van Allsburg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm27769414
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
28 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780395673461
Lccn
93012692 /AC
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27769414
  • (Sirsi) a172717
Label
The sweetest fig, Chris van Allsburg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm27769414
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
28 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780395673461
Lccn
93012692 /AC
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27769414
  • (Sirsi) a172717

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