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Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport

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ISBN-10: 0027824500

ISBN-13: 9780027824506

Edition: 1980

Authors: Byron Barton, Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

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"I live at 165 East 95th Street, and I'm going to stay here forever." says the young hero firmly. After all, out West nobody plays baseball because they're too busy chasing buffaloes, and you have to ride a horse to school even if you don't know how, and you can't sit down because of the cactus. But his parents are moving West, and they say he has to go, too. Once there, however, the boy doesn't meet the Gila monsters he expected. And on the ride to his new home (by taxi, not horse) he discovers the West is neither as different nor as bad as he'd imagined. Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Byron Barton share a keen sense of the ridiculous and a compassionate understanding of a child's anxieties.…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 1980
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 9/1/1980
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 10.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Byron Barton is the author-artist of many beloved picture books for the youngest reader, including My Car ; My Bus ; Building a House ; Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs ; and Machines at Work . His books have earned numerous awards and honors, including six ALA Notable Book Awards, a New York Times Best Illustrated Books selection, five School Library Journal Best Books of the Year selections, and two Reading Rainbow books. He lives in Florida.

Sharmat was born in November 12, 1928 in Portland, Maine. After graduating from high school in 1946, she went on to Lasell Junior College in Auburndale, Massachusetts. In 1947, she transferred to Westbrook Junior College in Portland, Maine where she graduated from the following year with a degree in merchandising. When she graduated from college, Sharmat took a position with a department store, but left to take a position in the Circulation Department at the Yale University Library in New Haven, Connecticut in 1951, a position she held until 1954. At that time she transferred to join the circulation staff of the Yale Law Library, where she stayed until 1955. Sharmat's first published "work"…