Gooseberry Park (Paperback)

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By Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator)
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Bookseller: Zazu
Title: Gooseberry Park


I read this book many times over the course of my childhood and it's stayed with me as a lovely, warm memory my whole life. These characters are my friends and this park is my home!
Unfortunately, I'd forgotten the title of this book and was unable to find it for many years. So imagine my delight when I pulled it out of a box of books I was receiving her at The Bookloft!
I am so happy to have finally found this cherished story again-- and be able to pass it on to a new generation who I'm sure will love it as much as I did.

— From Zazu's Past Picks 2


In this animal adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author Cynthia Rylant, Stumpy Squirrel has just settled into a new nest in a magnificent pin oak in Gooseberry Park. It’s the perfect spot for her babies to be born! When they arrive healthy and strong, Stumpy’s three good friends--a Labrador retriever, a wise hermit crab, and a bat who eats Chinese food--are thrilled. But after a terrible ice storm destroys the pin oak, Stumpy disappears. It takes a special combination of courage, humor, and tenacity for Stumpy’s friends to rescue her babies and bring her home again. Arthur Howard's black-and-white illustrations illuminate the companions’ adventures throughout.

About the Author

Cynthia Rylant is a Newbery medalist and the author of many acclaimed books for young people. She's well known for her popular characters for early readers, including Mr. Putter & Tabby and Henry & Mudge. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.


Arthur Howard created the lively illustrations for all of the Mr. Putter & Tabby books and has written and illustrated several picture books of his own. He lives in New York City.


Praise For…

"First-rate entertainment. Readers will relish every moment of this impeccably paced fantasy and its winning depictions of the unique perspectives and quandaries of four unlikely companions."--Publishers Weekly, starred review"Sophisticated and funny . . . A tender tale delivered by a sure hand."--Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780152061593
ISBN-10: 0152061592
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 1st, 2007
Pages: 144
Language: English