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Amos and Boris by William Steig

Amos and Boris (original 1971; edition 1977)

by William Steig

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Title:Amos and Boris
Authors:William Steig
Info:Puffin (1977), Edition: pages Torn, Paperback, 32 pages
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Amos & Boris by William Steig (1971)

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    jrzayaz: A large creature and a small creature able to help each other when it is needed most.
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a little mouse is stuck in the ocean after his ship is destroyed. a whale helps him get to shore but then he gets stuck so returning the favor, the mouse has elephant friends help him back into the water
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  TUCC | Jan 24, 2017 |
Amos (a mouse) built a boat and goes out into the ocean. he falls off the boat and a whale (boris) helps save the mouse. years later the whale gets stuck on the beach and the mouse gets him back into the ocean.
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  TUCC | Aug 15, 2016 |
GL: 3.7
DRA: 34
Lexile: AD690L
  Infinityand1 | Aug 2, 2016 |
a story, a story ... long and delicious ( )
  melodyreads | Jul 26, 2016 |
The story of an unlikely friendship between a mouse and a whale, and how they can use their differences to help each other.
  wichitafriendsschool | May 19, 2016 |
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Amos, a mouse, lived by the ocean.
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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.

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Befriended by a whale as he is drowning in the ocean, a mouse gets a chance to reciprocate years later in an equally unlikely situation.

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