Hey, Al

Hey, Al

Book - 1986
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Baker & Taylor
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.

McMillan Palgrave
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?

Thier room is crowded and cramped; their life is an endless struggle. Al and Eddie are practically at eachothers 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.
Hey, Al is the winner of the 1987 Caldecott Medal.


Baker
& Taylor

Al, a janitor, and Eddie, his dog, live together in a single room on the West Side until they are offered a new life in paradise by a mysterious bird, but they soon discover that the sky island paradise is not what they expected

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [1986]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1986
ISBN: 9780374330606
0374330603
Branch Call Number: E YORIN
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Egielski, Richard
Notes: Caldecott Medal Winner 1987

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Julia_Lit_Teacher
Aug 17, 2016

This book was very ORIGINAL. I've never seen anything like it. It starts with a janitor living in a one-room apartment and every page brings something unexpected. It's meant to be silly and entertaining. My 7-year old son giggled the entire way through.

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achi2012
Sep 14, 2015

Very strange book... Especially weird the age suggestion - 3+..

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