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ISBN:
0062059246
Author:
William Steig
Category:
Arts Music & Photography
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins (May 22, 1997)
Pages:
32 pages
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1834 kb
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1473 kb
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1687 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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145


William Steig /ˈstaɪɡ/ (November 14, 1907 – October 3, 2003) was an American cartoonist, sculptor, and, in his later life, an illustrator and writer of children's books.

William Steig /ˈstaɪɡ/ (November 14, 1907 – October 3, 2003) was an American cartoonist, sculptor, and, in his later life, an illustrator and writer of children's books. Best known for the picture books Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Abel's Island, and Doctor De Soto, he was also the creator of Shrek!, which inspired the film series of the same name.

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by. Steig, William, 1907-2003. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Nov 29, 2012 Ilana Waters rated it it was amazing.

Even a piece of garbage can change your whole life

Even a piece of garbage can change your whole life. The picaresque tale of Zeke Pippin is stuffed to the gills with playful, musical lingo, manic plot-turns, and characters whose voices are intuitive and uproarious to read out loud. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago.

Zeke Pippin, a pig, happens across a harmonica. After disinfecting the mouth organ with his father's schnapps, he takes to the instrument like a duck to water. Steig's golden touch shines on. (Fiction/Picture book. But when his nincompoop family dozes off when he serenades them, he flees home on his customized raft. He treats a heron to a tune, and the bird also conks out. Then Zeke turns the lights out on each and every passenger on an excursion boat floating nearby. This is, clearly, a harmonica with a difference  .

illustrated by William Steig.

Even a piece of garbage can change your whole life. One morning Zeke Pippin, a young pig, is moseying down the street when a harmonica falls off of a garbage truck, right in front of him. He takes it home, cleans it, and begins to play up a storm. He is a natural, soon regaling his family with the prelude to La Traviata.

Pippin Properties, Inc. is with Peter H. Reynolds. Over the weekend we celebrated 20 years of Pippin, and Jason Reynolds did a special reading of the book that started it all!

Pippin Properties, Inc. 16 February 2011 ·. We're partial to his trendy beard. Over the weekend we celebrated 20 years of Pippin, and Jason Reynolds did a special reading of the book that started it all! Here’s Jason, assisted by Holly McGhee, reading an excerpt of ZEKE PIPPIN by William Steig! More from the party coming soon!! Pippin Properties, Inc.

The picaresque tale of Zeke Pippin is stuffed to the gills with playful, musical lingo, manic plot-turns, and characters whose voices are intuitive and uproarious to read out loud

The picaresque tale of Zeke Pippin is stuffed to the gills with playful, musical lingo, manic plot-turns, and characters whose voices are intuitive and uproarious to read out loud. Read in the spirit in which it's written, kids of any age will dig this rollicking roller-coaster tale - a zeezly, zoozly masterpiece.

Bitterly disappointed when his family falls asleep as he plays his newfound harmonica, a spirited young pig runs away'only to undergo harrowing adventures before he, with the aid of his magical sleep-inducing harmonica, can be reunited with his loving family.

  • Dilmal
funny, original, touching, inventive, utterly delightful. I bought it for myself, not my kids, and I read it once a month. It's a great antidote to reading the paper. Love Steig. This is one of his best
  • Rleyistr
Another stellar tale by William Steig. Our home library is filled with these contemporary fables that are enjoyable for the audience of young and old alike. Steig's style of illustration in an inspiration for children with his bright palette and natural lines.
  • Rigiot
There was a time in my life where I practically had "Zeke Pippin" memorized, start to finish, so enormously popular was it with my young son and daughter. Even to this day, William Steig's superbly offbeat text (he describes harmonica-playing as "zeezling and zoozling" and when a character nods off, he later "nods back on again") is something to behold.
Steig resolutely refuses to talk down to kids. He throws in the occasional weird word, odd phrase, or elaborately worded paragraph just to keep kids (and their parents) on their toes. The enviable result is that his book--both this and others--is utterly memorable and stands apart from the masses of touchy-feely children's books out there.
Zeke Pippin is a pig whose life is changed by a harmonica he finds. After numerous adventures, narrow escapes, and a great number of lovingly-detailed meals and snacks (he is, after all, a pig), Zeke Pippin becomes a hero in his town and a friend to sick children. This combination of Horatio Alger pluck and Robert Louis Stevenson excitement is winning and rewards frequent reading. Steig's inimitable illustrations are just as terrific as the text. He manages to convey more with just a few watercolor tints and a wobbly black line than other artists do with a great deal more equipment (and less talent). Rewarding time and time again.
  • nailer
Do you want to read an exciting, thrilling story that will make you want to annoy your parents by begging them to buy you a harmonica? Well, in the story Zeke Pippen, Zeke finds a harmonica. He gets good at playing it but every time he plays for his family they start to clap, then fall asleep! Zeke gets tired of their rudeness so he decides to run away. He travels by river on a raft. On the way Zeke takes a nap and he has a dream about his family flooking the house in tears. When he woke up he noticed that he was crying and thought that he should go home so he did. On the way he met some unpleasant dogs that lie and say they would help him. But once they got on shore they started looking at and stealing all his stuff. Then they took him to their hideout. But to find out the rest read it yourself! And I know what you are thinking aw[...] really wanted to learn more! But you have to read it on your own. That's just they way things are. Hasn't your mother taught you that? Oh, and before I forget that I'm not done I have to finish so stay in your seat!

I like this book because it has lots of exciting parts and once you read it you never get tired of reading it. You may have had that happen with some other books.

I recommend this book to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders or people that just like funny and intense books.
  • August
We've read several William Steig books now, after starting with Brave Irene (recommended in Jim Trelease's Read Aloud Handbook). My children (ages 4.5 and 2.5), listen on the edges of their seats with jaws dropped. My son, who eats shocking amounts of food, completely stops eating to listen to the story. William Steig is a genius story teller -- He knows how to set up a plot, foreshadowing and building suspense. He does not dumb down the language or subject matter. The stories are full of imaginative and detailed illustrations. His characters (at least those we've encountered so far) are individuals who encounter moral or personal challenges, but find the inner strength to rise above challenges and do the right thing. The stories are an excellent starting point for talking about character. AS a bonus your kids will learn som great vocabulary. Zeke Pippins is our favorite so far, but we plan to systematically read every William Steig book we can get our hands on. There is a lot of junk children's literature out there, but William Steigis amazing and should be on every child's reading list.
  • cyrexoff
Loved the use of language and plays-on-words. The book *is* a little scary for the younger set, but of course, everything turns out all right for Zeke in the end.
  • porosh
The picaresque tale of Zeke Pippin is stuffed to the gills with playful, musical lingo, manic plot-turns, and characters whose voices are intuitive and uproarious to read out loud. Read in the spirit in which it's written, kids of any age will dig this rollocking roller-coaster tale, and yes, you might just increase your vocabulary doing so!
We're huge Steig fans here, but I found this book to be pretty scary - at one point the mother pig claims (about her missing son), "If I don't see my angel again soon... I'll shoot myself!" A little too heavy for my 4 year old... and my 8 year old too, for that matter.