Benjamin's Treasure by Garth Williams

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Benjamin Pink lived with his wife, Emily, in a little white house on Clover Hill. One bright sky-blue morning Benjamin looked at the smooth green sea and said, "A perfect day for fishing!" But the only thing Benjamin catches this day is a rainstorm that strands him on a deserted island with a chest full of treasure. What's a rabbit to do when he has no way of getting back home? Well, if you're Benjamin Pink, you're sure to think of something!

Rosemary Wells has adapted an episode from the 1951 novel The Adventures of Benjamin Pink and lovingly added color to the original black-and-white illustrations for a glorious picture-book version of this beloved Garth Williams classic.


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Garth Williams began his work on the pictures for the Little House books by meeting Laura Ingalls Wilder at her home in Missouri, and then he traveled to the sites of all the little houses. His charming art caused Laura to remark that she and her family "live again in these illustrations. Rosemary Wells, author and illustrator of several dozen books for children and young adults, was born in 1943 in New York City. She studied at the Museum School at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Wells began her career in publishing, working as an art editor and designer first at Allyn and Bacon and later at Macmillan Publishing. Her first work, which she both wrote and illustrated, was Martha's Birthday, published in 1970. Her first work for young adults was The Fog Comes on Little Pig Feet, published in 1972. Wells is perhaps most famous for the Max series, beginning with Max's First Word, published by Dial in 1979. Although the primary audience for the series is very young children, the books appeal to the senses of humor of even small children. Wells says that the inspiration for these stories is her own children. Wells is the recipient of numerous awards including a Children's Book Council Award for Noisy Nora in 1974, the Edgar Allan Pie award for two young adult books, Through the Looking Glass and When No One Was Looking, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Shy Charles. Rosemary Wells is married to Thomas Moore Wells, an architect. The couple has two daughters.
Published March 1, 2001 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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In 1951, beloved illustrator Williams (Stuart Little, Bedtime for Frances, the Little House books) published a novel called The Adventures of Benjamin Pink.

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