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Title:
Benjamin's treasure
Author:
Williams, Garth.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Summary:
A rabbit gets stranded on a deserted island with a trunk full of treasure and must find his way home.
General Note:
Based on: The adventures of Benjamin Pink.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.9 0.5 48048.
Added Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Adventures of Benjamin Pink.
ISBN:
9780060287405

9780060287412
Format :
Book

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Summary

Benjamin Pink lived with his wife, Emily, in a little white house on Clover Hill. One bright sky-blue morning Benjamin looked at the smooth green sea and said, "A perfect day for fishing!" But the only thing Benjamin catches this day is a rainstorm that strands him on a deserted island with a chest full of treasure. What's a rabbit to do when he has no way of getting back home? Well, if you're Benjamin Pink, you're sure to think of something!

Rosemary Wells has adapted an episode from the 1951 novel The Adventures of Benjamin Pink and lovingly added color to the original black-and-white illustrations for a glorious picture-book version of this beloved Garth Williams classic.


Author Notes

Garth Williams was born in New York City on April 16, 1912. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Art and won a British Prix de Rome as a sculptor. During World War II, he was wounded in an air raid while serving as a Red Cross ambulance dispatcher in London. He moved back to the United States and started his career as an illustrator. The first book he illustrated was Stuart Little by E. B. White. He went on to illustrate Charlotte's Web by E. B. White, Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie series, The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden, and others.

In 1958, he wrote and illustrated The Rabbits' Wedding, which became the subject of controversy because the book dealt with a marriage between a white rabbit and a black rabbit. It was attacked by the White Citizens Council in Alabama and charged with promoting racial integration and was removed from general circulation by the Alabama Public Library Service Division. He died on May 8, 1996 at the age of 84.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 4^-6. In this sweet episode from Williams' 1951 novel, The Adventures of Benjamin Pink, Wells adds color to the original black-and-white illustrations, with charming results. One summer morning, rabbit Benjamin embarks on a fishing trip, waving from his boat to his beloved wife, Emily. Soon he's hooked a big fish, but a sudden storm sends him off course. He loses both fish and boat, crashing into a rock near a deserted island. Ashore, he digs a safe home to await his rescue and finds a hidden treasure chest. Ben tries desperately to get his treasure home, and barely makes it. Emily does find one lone pearl lodged in Ben's ear, and he discovers that his most valuable treasure is his wife. A new generation of readers will appreciate this gentle tale, re-created in a large format and suitable for sharing with a group. --Shelley Townsend Hudson


Publisher's Weekly Review

A new generation of readers will enjoy Rosemary Wells's picture book-length adaptation of an episode from Garth Williams's 1951 novel, The Adventures of Benjamin Pink, titled Benjamin's Treasure. Wells adds color to Williams's original black-and-white illustrations, with charming results. When Benjamin decides to go fishing one morning, he ends up on a deserted island and discovers treasure. But how will he get home? (HarperCollins, $15.95 32p ages 3-8 ISBN 0-06-028740-3; Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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