The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

George Saunders (Author) Lane Smith (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$22.00
Publisher
Random House
Publish Date
November 24, 2015
Pages
96
Dimensions
5.8 X 9.4 X 0.4 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780812989632

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About the Author

George Saunders is the author of eight books, including the story collections Pastoralia and Tenth of December, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2006 he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2013 he was awarded the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story and was included in Time's list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.

Lane Smith is a four-time recipient of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book award and a two-time Caldecott Honor recipient. In 2012 the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art named him a Carle Artist for "lifelong innovation in the field of children's picture books," and in 2014 he was awarded the lifetime achievement award from the Society of Illustrators. He is the illustrator of many books, including The Stinky Cheese Man, and the author/illustrator of It's a Book, Grandpa Green, and John, Paul, George & Ben, among others. He is married to book designer Molly Leach.

Reviews

Praise for George Saunders

"No one writes more powerfully than George Saunders."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"Saunders makes you feel as though you are reading fiction for the first time."--Khaled Hosseini

"George Saunders is a complete original. . . . There is no one better, no one more essential to our national sense of self and sanity."--Dave Eggers

"Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny."--Zadie Smith

Praise for The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

"In a perfect world, every child would own a copy of this profound, funny fable. . . . Every adult would own a copy too, and would marvel at how this smart, subversive little book is even deeper and more hilarious than any child could know."--Entertainment Weekly

"Saunders's idiosyncratic voice makes an almost perfect accompaniment to children's book illustrator Smith's heightened characterizations and slightly surreal backdrops."--Publishers Weekly

"A riveting, funny, and sly new fairy tale."--Miami Herald