In The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, a gapper is an orange, baseball-size, burr-like thingy that loves to cling to goats. Frip is a town consisting of three gapper-plagued, goat-owning families. In a perfect world, every child would own a copy of this profound, funny fable about sharing and selfishness and stupidity and independent thinking and how the world is versus how it ought to be — as enacted by goats and gappers and Frip townsfolk. They’d all delight in the cockeyed story and the energetic drawing style of the award-winning illustrator of James and the Giant Peach and The Stinky Cheese Man. Every adult would own a copy too, and would marvel at how this smart, subversive little book — written by George Saunders, the effervescently original author of Pastoralia and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline — is even deeper and more hilarious than any child could know. A
The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip In The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, a gapper is an orange, baseball-size, burr-like thingy that loves to cling to goats. Frip is...The Very Persistent Gappers of FripKids and Family, FictionGeorge Saunders In The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, a gapper is an orange, baseball-size, burr-like thingy that loves to cling to goats. Frip is...2000-09-08Villard
Genre: Kids and Family, Fiction; Author: George Saunders; Publisher: Villard
Posted September 8 2000 — 12:00 AM EDT
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