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Hardcover Having a Wonderful Time Book

ISBN: 0374328986

ISBN13: 9780374328986

Having a Wonderful Time

Eva, a girl, and her feline companion Sam decide to go on vacation to escape the dreary winter. They board a zeppelin and voyage to an exotic town, only to find themselves without a hotel room,... This description may be from another edition of this product.


Format: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

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Evocative of Another Time

Having a Wonderful Time by Pohrt reads as a post-card home, sent by a little girl who (imagines) that she travels with her cat. The story is so imagistic that you cannot help but see Eva reading through a world atlas on a rainy day and letting her imagination run free. With her cat, she travels through deserts and sands of time, through beautiful cities full of whimsical surprises. The paintings - delicate and detailed - are rather like small pictures one would send with a letter or postcard while travelling abroad. Wry, witty, and very worth acquiring for the simply beautiful and detailed artwork, this is a book that any child should have, and let us all hope that we too can remember what is like to be young and to dream - and let it never end.

As original as THE NIGHT KITCHEN and the 100 AKER WOOD.

Eva and Sam one dark winter day book passage on a zeppelin to a place far away and warm and after many days arrive at a beautiful city, with the sea on one side and in the distance a wide open desert. The travelers rent the last hotel room only to discover it is occupied by insects playing raucous dominoes. Sam and Eva's adventures begin in earnest when a camel offers to guide them across the desert. In the desert, they meet lions and bees and follow directions to the Crocodile Cafe, where it becomes clear they are to be the next day's luncheon special. In the end, lions, bees, and crocodiles behind them, Eva and Sam write post cards to their friends with the title message: Having a Wonderful Time. Tom Pohrt's early work invites comparisons with N. C. Wyeth. The new book is as vivid and original as THE NIGHT KITCHEN OR THE 100 AKER WOOD. Jim Latimer, author of GOING THE MOOSE WAY HOME.

Great book

This is a delightful kids' book. The drawings are filled with life and wonder, especially the one-eared cat. A treasure.

Beautiful, charming, and kids love it.

If you love the children's books of yesteryear, you'll adore this book. Pohrt takes you back to a time when children's books painted the world as a beautiful and mysterious place for a child to explore. This is one your children will want to look through over and over.
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