Paolo, Emperor of Rome

Author:   Mac Barnett ,  Claire Keane
Publisher:   Abrams
ISBN:  

9781419741098


Pages:   48
Publication Date:   26 March 2020
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 8 years
Format:   Hardback
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Paolo, Emperor of Rome


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Paolo the dachshund is trapped. Though he lives in Rome, a city filled with history and adventure, he is confined to a hair salon. Paolo dreams of the sweet life-la dolce vita-in the Eternal City. And then, one day, he escapes! Paolo throws himself into the city, finding adventure at every turn. Join our hero as he discovers the wonders of Rome: the ruins, the food, the art, the opera, and-of course-the cats. Readers will cheer the daring of this bighearted dog, whose story shows that even the smallest among us can achieve great things.

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Author:   Mac Barnett ,  Claire Keane
Publisher:   Abrams
Imprint:   Abrams Books for Young Readers
ISBN:  

9781419741098


ISBN 10:   1419741098
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   26 March 2020
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
We have confirmation that this item is in stock with the supplier. It will be ordered in for you and dispatched immediately.

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Barnett's theatrical narrator works in tandem with the hilariously pompous pooch to carry this rib-tickling romp with infectious bravado. . .The beautifully textured architecture and action sequences harken back to classic picture-books artists. Molto bene! -- Kirkus Reviews In a single day, Paolo wins over the dogs of Rome, its people, and the pope; he'll just as easily endear himself to readers. -- School Library Journal Readers will be endeared to Paolo instantly, with his lust for life and pluckiness in the face of adversity. Barnett's text is simple but imbued with a sense of dramatic beauty and humor. Keane's illustrations recall gorgeous pastel crayons swept across the page, capturing the elegance of Rome and the charm of the adorable pooch at the heart of the story. -- Booklist **STARRED REVIEW** Bighearted tale that champions honor for honor's sake. -- Publishers Weekly


Barnett's theatrical narrator works in tandem with the hilariously pompous pooch to carry this rib-tickling romp with infectious bravado. . .The beautifully textured architecture and action sequences harken back to classic picture-books artists. Molto bene! --Kirkus


In a single day, Paolo wins over the dogs of Rome, its people, and the pope; he'll just as easily endear himself to readers. --School Library Journal Barnett's theatrical narrator works in tandem with the hilariously pompous pooch to carry this rib-tickling romp with infectious bravado. . .The beautifully textured architecture and action sequences harken back to classic picture-books artists. Molto bene! --Kirkus Reviews Readers will be endeared to Paolo instantly, with his lust for life and pluckiness in the face of adversity. Barnett's text is simple but imbued with a sense of dramatic beauty and humor. Keane's illustrations recall gorgeous pastel crayons swept across the page, capturing the elegance of Rome and the charm of the adorable pooch at the heart of the story. --Booklist **STARRED REVIEW** Bighearted tale that champions honor for honor's sake. --Publishers Weekly


Author Information

Mac Barnett is the coauthor of the Terrible Two series and the author of many picture books, which have won multiple Caldecott Honors. Claire Keane studied graphic design in Paris before moving to Los Angeles, where she worked at Walt Disney Feature Animation for 10 years and contributed to Frozen, Tangled, Enchanted, and many other films. She now lives in Venice Beach, California, where she writes and illustrates children's books.

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