The Resource The boy who was followed home, written by Margaret Mahy ; illustrated by Steven Kellogg

The boy who was followed home, written by Margaret Mahy ; illustrated by Steven Kellogg

Label
The boy who was followed home
Title
The boy who was followed home
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written by Margaret Mahy ; illustrated by Steven Kellogg
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert is delighted when a hippopotamus follows him home from school one day. The next day he is followed by four hippos, then nine, and eventually his yard is crowded with hippos. Robert's desperate father contacts a witch, who gives Robert a pill to make him unattractive to hippos. Sadly for Robert's parents, the hippos vanish, only to replaced by a trail of giraffes. Suggested level: junior, primary
Member of
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
NZ823.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
A Margaret Mahy classic
Target audience
primary
The boy who was followed home, written by Margaret Mahy ; illustrated by Steven Kellogg
Label
The boy who was followed home, written by Margaret Mahy ; illustrated by Steven Kellogg
Publication
Note
  • Picture story book for children
  • Originally published: 1975
  • "A Margaret Mahy classic"--Cover
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When a hippo follows him home, Robert is pleased - but his parents are not! As more and more hippos crowd into the garden they turn to a witch for help. Detailed line and pastel drawings and a deliciously understated text combine in a very funny picture book
Control code
529986
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Dimensions
28 cm.
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Extent
1 volumes (unpaged)
Isbn
9780143504375
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP529986
  • 13210365
  • (NLNZils)1371874
  • (Nz)13210365
  • (OCoLC)601522193

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