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The best place / Susan Meddaugh.

Meddaugh, Susan. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.

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Greenbush Public Library e MED (Text) 35500002904389 Main Available -
Roseau Public Library e MED (Text) 35500002933453 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0395979943
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999.

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Summary, etc.: After traveling around the world to make sure that the view from his screen porch is the best, an old wolf tries drastic measures to get his house back from the rabbit family that had bought it.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 November 1999
    Ages 4^-7. A wolf loves to sit on his screened porch watching the world go by until he realizes that when he calls his porch the best place in the world, he has no basis for comparison. He sells his house to a rabbit family and begins traveling. Now he has a basis for comparison: the outside world has mosquitoes, hot sandy deserts, and rain. So he goes home, but the rabbits don't want to sell. He throws a temper tantrum, and suddenly his neighbors realize what big teeth he has. Ashamed, he tries to prepare his neighbors' dinner, but the animals think dinner is to be them and rout the wolf. The misunderstanding is resolved, and the wolf, who has climbed a tree, finds a new "best place" and builds a tree house--to which his animal friends are always invited. The story meanders a bit, but Meddaugh's pen-and-watercolor artwork is clever as usual. The focus is on the quixotic wolf, and the pictures are at their best as the wolf tries to put up with the vagaries of travel. Not as fresh as some of Meddaugh's books, but fun nonetheless. ((Reviewed November 1, 1999)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Author Notes

Susan Meddaugh was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from Wheaton College, where she studied French literature and fine arts. After working briefly with an advertising agency in New York, she moved to Boston and worked at a publishing company for ten years, first as a designer, then art editor, and finally as art director. While there, she did the illustrations for GOOD STONES (Houghton Mifflin) by Anne Epstein, and then decided to strike out on her own as a freelance illustrator and creator of children's books. Since that time, Susan has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including MARTHA SPEAKS, which was chosen as a NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book for 1992. In 1998 she was awarded the New England Book Award, given by the New England Booksellers Association to recognize a body of work. Her work also was acknowledged with a New York Times Best Illustrated Award. She lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts.

Subject: Wolves > Juvenile fiction.
Animals > Juvenile fiction.
Views > Juvenile fiction.
Human behavior > Juvenile fiction.
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