Zeke Pippin by William Steig

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One day, Zeke Pippin moseys outside, finds a harmonica in the street and is soon regaling his family with the prelude to La Traviata. After several other would-be music lovers conk out when he starts to play, Zeke concludes that his harmonica has magical powers.

About William Steig

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William Steig's drawings appeared regularly in The New Yorker since 1930. He also wrote and illustrated books for children, most recently his memoir, When Everybody Wore a Hat. His other books include Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, winner of the Caldecott Medal; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book; and Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books; Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa; Pete's A Pizza; and Zeke Pippin.
Published January 1, 1994 by Scholastic. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Zeke Pippin, a pig, happens across a harmonica.

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Sensitive Zeke with his musical hopes and wounded pride is a pig with plenty of child appeal-especially amusing are illustrations of him stalking archly away from his sleeping family (``How can I go on living under the same roof with such nincompoops?'').

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