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The Resource The swallowed man, by Edward Carey, (text large print)

The swallowed man, by Edward Carey, (text large print)

Label
The swallowed man
Title
The swallowed man
Statement of responsibility
by Edward Carey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the small Tuscan town of Collodi, a lonely woodcarver longs for the companionship of a son. One day, "as if the wood commanded me," Giuseppe--better known as Geppetto--carves for himself a pinewood boy, a marionette he hopes to take on tour worldwide. But when his handsome new creation comes magically to life, Geppetto screams . . . and the boy, Pinocchio, leaps from his arms and escapes into the night. Though he returns the next day, the wily boy torments his father, challenging his authority and making up stories--whereupon his nose, the very nose his father carved, grows before his eyes like an antler. When the boy disappears after one last fight, the father follows a rumor to the coast and out into the sea, where he is swallowed by a great fish--and consumed by guilt. He hunkers in the creature's belly awaiting the day when he will reconcile with the son he drove away. With all the charm, atmosphere, and emotional depth for which Edward Carey is known--and featuring his trademark fantastical illustrations--The Swallowed Man is a parable of parenthood, loss, and letting go, from a creative mind on a par with Gregory Maguire, Neil Gaiman, and Tim Burton"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Edward
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6053.A6813
LC item number
S93 2021b
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike press large print basic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers
  • Fathers and sons
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Guilt
  • Mental health
  • Pinocchio
Target audience
adult
Label
The swallowed man, by Edward Carey, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
209 (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432887988
Lccn
2021005307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • on1236897791
  • (OCoLC)1236897791
Label
The swallowed man, by Edward Carey, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
209 (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432887988
Lccn
2021005307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • on1236897791
  • (OCoLC)1236897791

Library Locations

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      37.377573 -76.770995
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