The Amazing Love Story of Mr. Morf (Hardcover)

The Amazing Love Story of Mr. Morf By Carll Cneut Cover Image

The Amazing Love Story of Mr. Morf (Hardcover)


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Mr. Morf is a circus dog who walks the high wire every night. He’s very good at his job, but he’s lonely—everyone in the circus has someone to love except for him. So he sets off in search of a companion, but none of the animals he encounters is quite right. Penelope the swallow is leaving on holiday, a friendly lady pig wouldn’t be able to manage the high wire, and a wolf would rather eat him than be friends. Mr. Morf sadly returns to the circus alone, only to succumb to a mysterious fit of tickling. When its source is finally revealed, Mr. Morf finds he has a very unusual but loyal new friend. Beautiful, whimsical illustrations complement this humorous, offbeat story about the search for love.

Carll Cneut is the illustrator of many beloved and award-winning books in Europe. He is also the illustrator of ANTONIO ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD, GETTING SMALLER, published in the U.S. by Candlewick. He lives in Ghent, Belgium.

Product Details ISBN: 9780618331703
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: March 25th, 2003
Language: English

"...there's a definite flair to the writing style...his delicate yet restrained detailing gives the images a pleasingly old-fashioned air." THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

" of illustration...delicate lines and an offbeat flavor...a quiet and tender tale.
Kirkus Reviews

"delightfully offbeat acrylic-and-pastel illustrations...distinguish this picture book...lively antics...colorful cohorts...there is something to love about Mr. Morf" SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL School Library Journal —