The Resource The wild book, written by Juan Villoro ; translated from the Spanish by Lawrence Schimel ; illustrations by Eko

The wild book, written by Juan Villoro ; translated from the Spanish by Lawrence Schimel ; illustrations by Eko

Label
The wild book
Title
The wild book
Statement of responsibility
written by Juan Villoro ; translated from the Spanish by Lawrence Schimel ; illustrations by Eko
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thirteen-year-old Juan’s summer is off to a terrible start. First, his parents separate. Then, almost as bad, Juan is sent away to his strange Uncle Tito’s house for the entire break! Who wants to live with an oddball recluse who has zigzag eyebrows, drinks fifteen cups of smoky tea a day, and lives inside a huge, mysterious library? As Juan adjusts to his new life among teetering, dusty shelves, he notices something odd: the books move on their own! He rushes to tell Uncle Tito, who lets his nephew in on a secret: Juan is a Princeps Reader, which means books respond magically to him, and he’s the only one who can find the elusive, never-before-read Wild Book. But will Juan and his new friend Catalina get to The Wild Book before the wicked, story-stealing Pirate Book does? An unforgettable adventure story about books, libraries, and the power of reading
Member of
Summary
From one of Mexico’s foremost authors comes a wondrous adventure story of a boy who goes to live with his kooky, book-obsessed uncle in a library where books have supernatural powers
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10601608
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Villoro, Juan
Dewey number
863.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schimel, Lawrence
  • Eko
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books and reading
  • Libraries
  • Magic
  • Uncles
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The wild book, written by Juan Villoro ; translated from the Spanish by Lawrence Schimel ; illustrations by Eko
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published as El libro salvaje by Fondo de Cultura Economica, Mexico City, 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781632061478
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The wild book, written by Juan Villoro ; translated from the Spanish by Lawrence Schimel ; illustrations by Eko
Publication
Note
First published as El libro salvaje by Fondo de Cultura Economica, Mexico City, 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781632061478
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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