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The Resource Wee Gillis, Munro Leaf; Illustrated by Robert Lawson

Wee Gillis, Munro Leaf; Illustrated by Robert Lawson

Label
Wee Gillis
Title
Wee Gillis
Statement of responsibility
Munro Leaf; Illustrated by Robert Lawson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wee Gillis lives in Scotland. He is an orphan, and he spends half of each year with his mother's people in the lowlands, while the other half finds him in the highlands with his father's kin. Both sides of Gillis's family are eager for him to settle down and adopt their ways. In the lowlands, he is taught to herd cattle, learning how to call them to him in even the heaviest of evening fogs. In the rocky highlands, he stalks stags from outcrop to outcrop, holding his breath so as not to make a sound. Wee Gillis is a quick study, and he soon picks up what his elders can teach him. And yet he is unprepared when the day comes for him to decide, once and for all, whether it will be the lowlands or the highlands that he will call his home. Robert Lawson and Munro Leaf's classic picture book is a tribute to the powers of the imagination and a triumph of the storyteller's and illustrator's art
Biographical or historical data
Munro Leaf (1905-1976) was an American writer, illustrator, and columnist whose books for children include Manners Can Be Fun and How to Behave and Why (both of which he also illustrated). In 1936 he "dashed off in 25 minutes" a story about a bull who preferred flowers to bullfights as a showcase for the artistic talent of his friend Robert Lawson. The Story of Ferdinand went on to become a best-seller and the two men collaborated on three subsequent books, Wee Gillis (1938), The Story of Simpson and Sampson (1941), and Aesop's Fables (1941). Robert Lawson (1892-1957) was a prolific writer and illustrator of literature for children and was the first person ever to receive both the Newbery and Caldecott medals. Among his forty-odd books are such classic stories as Rabbit Hill, Ben and Me, and They Were Strong and Good.
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Leaf, Munro
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • From Preschool to Second Grade
  • From 3 To 7
Literary form
novels
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Lawson, Robert
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  • Fiction 5+
  • General Fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Wee Gillis, Munro Leaf; Illustrated by Robert Lawson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Hardback
Control code
9781590172063
Dimensions
25x18x1 cm.
Extent
92 p.
Isbn
9781590172063
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
b&w, ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Wee Gillis, Munro Leaf; Illustrated by Robert Lawson
Publication
Note
Hardback
Control code
9781590172063
Dimensions
25x18x1 cm.
Extent
92 p.
Isbn
9781590172063
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
b&w, ill.
Specific material designation
regular print

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