Amos & Boris

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Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,
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[1st ed.]

Amos the mouse and Boris the whale: a devoted pair of friends with nothing at all in common, except good hearts and a willingness to help their fellow mammal. They meet after Amos sets out to sea in his homemade boat, the Rodent , and soon finds himself in extreme need of rescue. Enter Boris. But there will come a day, long after Boris has gone back to a life of whaling about and Amos has gone back to his life of mousing around, when the tiny mouse must find a way to rescue the great whale.

The tender yet comical story of this friendship is recorded in text and pictures that are a model of rich simplicity. Here, with apparent ease and concealed virtuosity, Caldecott medalist William Steig brings two winning heroes to life.

Amos & Boris is a 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Notable Children's Book of the Year, and Outstanding Book of the Year.

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AD: Adult Directed 920L
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Grouped Work ID 83764ebe-7bb2-cf18-7eba-1f68e28f91e1
Grouping Title amos boris
Grouping Author steig william
Grouping Category book
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subject_facet Friendship -- Fiction, Mice -- Fiction, Mice -- Juvenile fiction, Picture books for children, Whales -- Juvenile fiction, Whales. -- Fiction
title_display Amos & Boris
title_full Amos & Boris / William Steig, Amos & Boris / by William Steig, Amos & Boris Steig, William, 1907-2003.
title_short Amos & Boris
topic_facet Fiction, Friendship, Mice, Whales