Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Marvin, a tap-dancing horse in a small traveling carnival, finds success and fame on Broadway but misses his friends from the old life. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Marvin is a performer in a small country carnival with his dear friends Stripes the Tiger, Elizabeth the Emotional Pig, and Diamonds the Elephant. Although life in the carnival is good, Marvin dreams of making it big on Broadway.
Swifty Calico the talent agent spots Marvin and rides him to New York City. After some hard times, Marvin's dream comes true as the star of the hit musical Whoa, Dolly! Marvin is now the toast of Broadway, but he knows that something important is missing -- his friends.
Let Betty and Michael Paraskevas's Marvin tap-dance his way into your heart.
From Publishers Weekly: Where their recent Nibbles O'Hare offered an unusual Easter Bunny, the Paraskevases' latest is a stale retread about Broadway aspirations. Marvin, a generic black-maned horse, dances with a carnival. He loves his Big Top friends--a weepy pink pig, a showgirl elephant and a tiger that never leaves its cage--yet he yearns for fame. When he meets talent scout Swifty Calico, an orange tomcat in a red suit, Marvin imagines his name in lights. This occasions some corny digs against Swifty: "With hope in his heart and his agent on his back, Marvin headed east, his shoes sparking the pavement." The artist envisions Marvin's success in a conventional spread that pictures newspaper headlines, a tell-all bio and a curtain call with carrots instead of roses ("In less than a year, Marvin was the toast of Broadway"). The text says Marvin wears a "black cape," though he never is seen so attired. Later in the volume, the artwork shows that Marvin has his doubts about the limelight; he looks woeful when surrounded by tuxedoed human revelers and confetti, and a thought balloon reveals that he misses his former home. Surprisingly, few illustrations depict Marvin strutting his stuff, and "tap-dancing" is specified only in the book's title; the collaborators give no dimension to the stock characters, as if the rags-to-riches-to-rags-again clich‚ were satisfactory. At least on paper, Marvin is a pretty lame hoofer. Ages 5-8. (Mar.)Kids Bookworm Bunch.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2001. Buchzustand: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP10764123
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2001. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP88521935
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2001. Buchzustand: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP11125474
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2736033245
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0689821530I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0689821530I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0689821530
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97806898215304.0
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97806898215303.0
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New, very minor shelf wear. three 1/8" tears on edge of dust jacket, otherwise excellent condition!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000845