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The Resource Hey, Al, story by Arthur Yorinks ; pictures by Richard Egielski

Hey, Al, story by Arthur Yorinks ; pictures by Richard Egielski

Label
Hey, Al
Title
Hey, Al
Statement of responsibility
story by Arthur Yorinks ; pictures by Richard Egielski
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A city janitor and his treasured canine companion are transported by a large colorful bird to an island in the sky, where their comfortable paradise existence threatens to turn them into birds as well. Al, a janitor, and his faithful dog, Eddie, live in a single room on the West Side. They eat together, they work together, they do everything together. So what's the problem? Their room is crowded and cramped; their life is an endless struggle. Al and Eddie are practically at each others throats when a large and mysterious bird offers them a new life in paradise. After some debate, they decide to accept. Transported to a gorgeous island in the sky, Al and Eddie are soon living a life of ease and luxury. But they come to find that the grass can be a little too green on the other side. After a dramatic, nearly tragic escape from their paradise prison, both man and dog agree: there really is no place like home
Awards note
Caldecott Medal, 1987.
Cataloging source
JDY
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Yorinks, Arthur
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Egielski, Richard
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  • Friendship
  • Dwellings
  • Paradise
  • Satisfaction
  • Dogs
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Birds
  • Fantasy fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Hey, Al, story by Arthur Yorinks ; pictures by Richard Egielski
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
14990971
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780374330606
Lccn
86080955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)958598
Label
Hey, Al, story by Arthur Yorinks ; pictures by Richard Egielski
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
14990971
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780374330606
Lccn
86080955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)958598

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