Thirteen O'Clock by James Stimson

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This is the story of a very normal girl on an almost normal night in a fairly normal housenormal, that is, except for a not-so-normal clock whose numbers count not twelve but a spooky thirteen.

James Stimson's extraordinary book about the antics of a perky prankster in pajamas is a feast of words and pictures. Filled with sly wordplay, atmospheric illustrations, and a baker's dozen of spritely, spooky, spunky characters, it reminds readers that more fun than fright can be had from things that go bump, bong, groan, clatter, squeak, and gong in the night.


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Willy Claflin became an instant success at the twenty-ninth annual National Storytelling Festival, completing a meteoric rise to fame over about thirty years. He is an accomplished songwriter, guitarist, and singer, as well as a teller of original and traditional tales of audiences coast-to-coast. James Stimson lives in northern California. He has worked in feature film animation, notably James and the Giant Peach, and is the author and illustrator of Thirteen O'Clock as well as the first two Maynard Moose Tales. This reclusive artist is believed to be a large hairy biped with enormous feet.
Published September 1, 2005 by Chronicle Books. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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A film animator for James and the Giant Peach makes his children’s book debut with this entertaining, deliciously quirky chronicle of a “ring-rackety clock-oddity” that chimes at 13 o’clock and a small girl in a “fairly normal house” who “thought it all quite nice.” Suspense builds with each bing...

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