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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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    The Lion & The Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (jrzayaz)
    jrzayaz: A large creature and a small creature able to help each other when it is needed most.
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    raizel: Creatures from two different worlds of two different sizes become friends, even though they realize that they cannot stay together.

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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 |
28 months - This is a cute story of an unlikely friendship. We really enjoyed this read. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
Amos and Boris - William Steig

Response - Amos and Boris, by William Steig, is an artfully written and beautifully illustrated story of an unlikely friendship between a mouse and a whale, and how they can use their differences to help each other. The descriptive language and use of alliteration makes Amos and Boris an excellent storybook to use as an example in a creative writing setting. The personification, figurative language, and natural rise-and-fall of the plot makes Amos and Boris an easy classroom example for many parts of literary elements. I personally loved the captivating illustrations and the adorable storyline between these unlikely friends helping each other survive. I also loved the humorous pieces the author weaves into the storyline of Amos and Boris. ( )
  kconnolly14 | Jul 22, 2015 |
National Book Award Finalist. Great examples of interesting diction and syntax.
  CindyMcClain | Jul 15, 2015 |
Amos, a mouse and Boris, a whale from an unlikely friendship. Amos gets stranded at sea and Boris kindly comes along to help Amos. On their way to return Amos home the two become close friends both realizing the limitations of their friendship. Once back to Amos's home the two part friends with Amos offering help if Boris ever needs it. Boris does not see how this could ever be possible and the two part ways. One day as a result of a big storm Boris end up beached on the same beach Amos lives on and resourcefully Amos is able to repay his friend. It is heart warming and engaging story. There is foreshadowing and it might be good to use with having students make predictions.
  lpierson14 | Feb 21, 2015 |
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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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