The Miami Giant by Arthur Yorinks

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When the great explorer Giuseppe Giaweeni left Italy to look for China, who knew he'd stumble across Miami and discover a lost tribe of dancing giants? Who knew his fateful voyage -- with a little detour into show business -- would lead to an unforgettable lesson in friendship?

At long last, Arthur Yorinks and Maurice Sendak collaborate on their first picture book. It's stupendous, it's hilarious, it's an absolutely joyous event!


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. Yorinks is a professional quilt maker.
Published January 1, 1995 by Diane Pub Co. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Yorinks (Whitefish Will Rides Again!, 1994, etc.) and Sendak (We Are All In the Dumps With Jack and Guy, 1993, etc.) have thrown together Renaissance Italy, Jewish Miami Beach, and fin-de-siécle Paris (where Giaweeni--a Gulliver/Marco Polo type--takes one of the Mishbookers to show off as "the ei...

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``Me-hoo-mee?'' asks the dog, ``May-hem-mee?'' questions another traveler, and, in one of many bits of shtick, Giaweeni himself says, ``So I swerved a little.'' There they find ``a lost tribe of dancing giants'' known as the Mishbookers (how many readers will know that this name is related to the...

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