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Gorky Rises

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Gorky Rises
by William Steig

One summer day, as soon as his parents go out, Gorky sets up his lab by the kitchen sink to try again to concoct a magic potion. This time he finds the missing ingredient--his mother's attar of roses--and he knows it's success at last. While he is waiting for the liquid to show what it can do, he heads over to Elephant Rock. But on the way he stops to bask in the sun, falls asleep--and wakes to find himself floating in the sky, clutching his bottle of magic.Then follows the most amazing adventure a young frog could have. Orbiting the earth, however, he begins to wonder if he'll ever get back to earth. He does manage to, but the potion saves a last surprise until he reaches Elephant Rock one day later than he had planned.

"His wondrous flight is described in language that bubbles with magical phrases, and the illustrations bloom with Steig's luminous art."  (starred review from School Library Journal)

Interest Level:    Kindergarten     1st grade     2nd grade     3rd grade 

Book Type:    read aloud / picture book

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