Harry and Lulu by Arthur Yorinks

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Lulu desperately wants a real dog. So you can imagine her frustration and anger when her parents hand her Harry, a stuffed dog! She doesn't realize, however, that stuffed animals have feelings, too, and Harry is no exception. He explains to her that he is a real dog--and that he's from France! Lulu is skeptical until he takes her there. Before Lulu knows it, she's having a ball.
 

About Arthur Yorinks

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Arthur Yorinks is the author of more than two dozen books for children, including the Caldecott Medal winner "Hey, Al", illustrated by Richard Egielski. He has also collaborated with Maurice Sendak on several titles, most recently mommy? The founder and artistic director of the yorinks theater group, he lives in New York City. Matje is the illustrator of several picture books in France.
 
Published May 26, 1999 by Disney-Hyperion. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Children's Books.

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PLB 0-7868-2276-7 Yorinks (The Miami Giant, 1995, etc.) captures a child in several deeply recognizable moments: the tantrum, the imaginary journey, the heartbreak of the wrong toy;

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Yorinks (Hey, Al) mines the much-visited Calvin and Hobbes vein in this tale of a toy that comes to life, but with an intercontinental twist. Lulu is a grouchy blonde girl who begs her parents for

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At this, Lulu races to her closet, chooses a prim red coat and green beret worthy of Ludwig Bemelmans's Madeline, and accompanies her pet on a whirlwind trip to Paris, and by the time they return home, before dawn, they are the best of friends.

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