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Title:
Gorilla
Author:
Browne, Anthony, 1946-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Candlewick Press edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2002.

©1983
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
Summary:
Neglected by her busy father, a lonely young girl receives a toy gorilla for her birthday and together they take a miraculous trip to the zoo.
General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1983.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 22512.
ISBN:
9780763618131
Format :
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Anthony Browne's incomparable artwork illuminates the deeply satisfying story of a lonely girl, a friendly gorilla, and their enchanted night out. Hannah spends all of her time reading gorilla books, watching gorilla TV shows, and drawing gorilla pictures. She has gorillas on her bedside lamp and even on her box of cereal. Hannah loves gorillas and longs to see a real one, but her father is always too busy - or too tired - to take her to the zoo. Then, on the night before her birthday, something extraordinary happens - and Hannah's wish comes gloriously true.


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Booklist Review

A lonely child imagines a gorilla in the role of loving father. Surrealistic paintings take the reader far beyond the written text with special surprises for the visually experienced.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Anthony Browne's Gorilla reappears this fall, nearly 20 years after its original publication. The surreal story captures Hannah on the eve of her birthday and follows her escapades with a toy gorilla gift that comes to life; art and film fans will enjoy seeing gorilla mugs in place of the faces on the Mona Lisa, Whistler's mother and Superman, among others. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved