Cover image for Chester
Title:
Chester
Author:
Hoff, Syd, 1912-2004.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperCollins, 1989.

©1961
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
A wild horse searches for someone to love and care for him.
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Harper, c1961.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
"K-3"--Jacket.

170 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.9 0.5 7211.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 2 Quiz: 02077 Guided reading level: J.
ISBN:
9780060224561

9780060224554

9780064440950

9781435261549
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Chester, a wild horse who wants to be tame, comes to the city looking for a home. 'Reading for fun: the artist's sense of pacing makes this book race along.' --Saturday Review.


Author Notes

Sydney Hoff, a well-known cartoonist, author, and illustrator of books for children and young adults, was born in 1912 New York City and raised in the Bronx. His young adult novel, Irving and Me, was named one of the 10 best books for children by the New York Times.

Hoff first became interested in drawing as a child. Although he dropped out of public school, he later attended the National Academy of Design in New York City, where he studied to become a serious painter. However, at the age of 18 he sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker; this launched his career as a cartoonist.

Hoff has also drawn cartoon advertisements for CBS and has written short mysteries for popular mystery magazines. One of his earliest and most enduringly popular works is Danny and the Dinosaur, published in 1958. He wrote this book to entertain one of his daughters who was sick. Hoff's audience is, for the most part, the young child who likes clear illustrations, friendly animals, and a limited text.

Hoff died of pneumonia on May 12, 2004 in Miami, Florida. He and his wife, Dora, had two children.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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