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ISBN: 0618410589
Author: Arthur Geisert
Language: English
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (September 27, 2004)
Pages: 32
Category: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Subcategory: Kids
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 676
Size Fb2: 1177 kb
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Descended from Spanish pirates, the Pigaroons, like their pilfering ancestors before them, stole stuff.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. One night they steal a crystal-clear block of ice from their neighbors the River Patrollers.

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Arthur Geisert’s etchings will delight readers with their beautiful colors and intricate details in this celebration of another triumph for creative ingenuity.

Descended from Spanish pirates, the Pigaroons, like their pilfering ancestors before them, stole stuff. One night they steal a crystal-clear block of ice from their neighbors the River Patrollers, who had intended to carve it for entry in the annual ice festival sculpture contest. When the River Patrollers awake to discover the Pigaroons have taken their block of ice, they decide that. When the River Patrollers awake to discover the Pigaroons have taken their block of ice, they decide that enough is enough, and they set about devising a plan.

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When the thieving Pigaroons steal a block of ice the River Patrollers had intended to carve into a sculpture for their ice festival, the Patrollers decide that they've had enough and devise a plan to teach their Pigaroon neighbors a lesson.

Comments:

kolos
The pictures are so cute, I'd have stared at them for hours, in my childhood. As it is, I still want to stare at them over and over again. The story is also endearing, with a very clever and harmless way to get back at the pigaroons for stealing the sure-to-win ice sculpture in a contest.
Togar
I love Arthur's story book,it's interesting and easy to understanding,I bought this for my baby,I think she would love it too.
Nettale
I have never read a children's book like this. A clan of pigs descended from Spanish pirates (?!) steal a block of ice so their rivals, the River Patroller pigs, can't win the annual ice sculpting competition. It sounds like a ridiculous comedy, but instead it's this quiet tale of honest intelligent payback in a small town where the most advanced technology is apparently this steampunk-y dirigible? It's like an alternate history period piece from some very cold part of rural Canada or the U.S. Midwest, where pigs became sentient, walk upright, and use tools. (Reading about Geisert gave me some better context for where this intriguing book came from.) Check it out if you have a chance.
Dorizius
Author/illustrator Geisert's very imaginative story about two groups of feuding pigs is a triumph of illustration and imaginative myth-making. Two tribes of pigs, the River Patrollers and the slightly unsavory Pigaroons ("descendents of Spanish pirates" maintain an uneasy peace on opposite sides of a large river. Some vestiges of the Pigaroons' pirate past remain, because they persist in stealing from the Patrollers.

Just before the annual winter fete and ice sculpture contest, the `Roons cross the frozen river and steal the Patrollers' only block of ice large enough to for an ice statue. The "good" pigs are left with nearly nothing, while the ice-rich thieves build an enormous statue of Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto. In one of Geisert's superb etchings, he shows dozens of pig pirates readying lowering the stolen ice block. Echoes of the Pigaroonian pirate past are seen not only in ship remains (somehow the hulls have eroded), but in shapes that cleverly suggest ships: There are small hills resembling the elevated rear deck of a galleon, and triangles in the scaffolding that evoke images of sails and rigging. The Patrollers have had enough, however: "One patriarch declared, `No more! They've stolen enough stuff from us!' A plan was made." Using a keen knowledge of physics, especially thermodynamics, the Patrollers cut their remaining ice into a thin translucent disc, board a balloon propelled flying ship, and avenge their tribe by melting de Soto from on high.

The etched illustrations are a wonder. Unfortunately, Geisert doesn't draw the pigs with as much detail or affection as the landscapes. He etches the pigs with similar small shapes and little or no facial _expressions, and this decreases our identification and empathy towards them. As a result, it's difficult to feel very sorry for the Patrollers, and their melting of the Pigaroons' statue seems almost mean-spirited as a result. We find ourselves almost rooting for the thieving Pigaroons because they at least exhibit some flair and dash. Finally, except for one ice statue of a pig, Geisert eschews the opportunity for visual puns and references to pigs, which might have added to the sneaky theme of the book.

Still, the story is very well written, told in a faux-historical tone (tongue in pig's cheek) that has more than a ring of truth. And, except for the problems mentioned above, Geisert `s illustrations are uniquely beautiful. His
masterful use of color, shadow, and low light etched turn the bleakish gray icescape into an almost luminous setting, full of clouded light and meticulously line-drawn shadows. The compositions are especially compelling, almost cinematic, with their low horizons, and picture of pigs struggling mightily in the realistically drawn icescape. Geisert's realization of a pig community with a seafaring, pirating past makes this is one of the most imaginatively drawn books of the year.
Fog
I must say that I really enjoyed the beautifully etched and delicately colored illustrations of this book. The story was told in a simple language, touched on a historical figure of Hernando de Soto, described the cleverness of both colonies in a way that was easy for the children to understand and was full of very creative ideas such as the flying ship or the melting device. My only concern is that it is a story of 'an eye for an eye' and in the end the River Patrollers are rewarded for something that was not a part of the Ice Festival (their revenge), while the thieves, other than having their sculpture melted are not required to suffer any kind of consequences for their theft, saying 'not that it would ever do any good'. Is this the right way to solve problems? What kind of message are the children supposed to receive? Not one that I would personally support.
Vinainl
The books are so wonderfully detailed, illustrated, and stories are minimal so imagination can soar.

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