The Resource Hey, Al, story by Arthur Yorinks ; pictures by Richard Egielski

Hey, Al, story by Arthur Yorinks ; pictures by Richard Egielski

Label
Hey, Al
Title
Hey, Al
Statement of responsibility
story by Arthur Yorinks ; pictures by Richard Egielski
Creator
Contributor
Binder
Illustrator
Publisher
Printer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A city janitor and his treasured canine companion are transported by a large colorful bird to an island in the sky, where their comfortable paradise existence threatens to turn them into birds as well. Al, a janitor, and his faithful dog, Eddie, live in a single room on the West Side. They eat together, they work together, they do everything together. So what's the problem? Their room is crowded and cramped; their life is an endless struggle. Al and Eddie are practically at each others throats when a large and mysterious bird offers them a new life in paradise. After some debate, they decide to accept. Transported to a gorgeous island in the sky, Al and Eddie are soon living a life of ease and luxury. But they come to find that the grass can be a little too green on the other side. After a dramatic, nearly tragic escape from their paradise prison, both man and dog agree: there really is no place like home
Awards note
Caldecott Medal, 1987.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yorinks, Arthur
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ7.Y819
  • JP
LC item number
He 1986
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Egielski, Richard
  • Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
  • Offset Separations Corp
  • A. Horowitz & Sons
  • Juvenile Collection (Library of Congress)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friendship
  • Dwellings
  • Paradise
  • Satisfaction
  • Dogs
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Dogs
  • Fantasy fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Hey, Al, story by Arthur Yorinks ; pictures by Richard Egielski
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Art techniques used: Watercolor in contrasting muted and bright colors
  • Color separations by Offset Separations Corp....Bound by A. Horowitz and Sons ; Typography by Cynthia Krupat"--t.p. verso
Control code
ocm14990971
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
[32] p.
Isbn
9780374330606
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
86080955
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)14990971
Label
Hey, Al, story by Arthur Yorinks ; pictures by Richard Egielski
Publication
Note
  • Art techniques used: Watercolor in contrasting muted and bright colors
  • Color separations by Offset Separations Corp....Bound by A. Horowitz and Sons ; Typography by Cynthia Krupat"--t.p. verso
Control code
ocm14990971
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
[32] p.
Isbn
9780374330606
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
86080955
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)14990971

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