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9 edition of The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine found in the catalog.

The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine

by Donald Barthelme

  • 65 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Overlook Juvenile .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Transportation - General,
  • Juvenile Fiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction,
  • Children: Grades 3-4,
  • Juvenile Fiction / Transportation,
  • Fantasy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8817959M
    ISBN 101585678287
    ISBN 109781585678280
    OCLC/WorldCa78219873

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      When Mr. Barthelme received the National Book Award for his children's book, ''The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine,'' which he also illustrated, the jurors described the book as one ''of. What did Donald Barthelme win a National Book Award in for? his children's book entitles "The Slightly irregular Fire Engine" What did Barthelme win the PEN/Faulkner Award for? fiction in with his "Sixty Stories" What religion was Donald raised as. Roman Catholic.


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The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or The Hithering Thithering Djinn Winner, National Book Awards for Children's Books. ) The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ) is a gentle book: the usual Barthelme irony is there, but little of the usual darkness and high seriousness is immediately apparent.

Whatever else it may The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine book, it is first a game. The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine (Hardcover) Amulet Books,32pp. Publication Date: Novem List Price: * * Individual store prices may vary. Description. About the Author. Donald Barthelme () published twelve books, including two novels and a prize-winning children's book.

He was a regular. The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine won the National Book Award that year. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Barthelme concluded his acceptance speech with one of his signature packets of subtle, soul-expanding wisdom. Mysteries are not to be avoided. Rather they are a locus of hope, they enrich and complicate.

In retrospect, the NBA won by THE SLIGHTLY IRREGULAR FIRE ENGINE seems a totally wasted award. Donald Barthelme was a "visitor" to the world of children's books and his famous name seems to have influenced the judges (well, two of the judges) much more than the quality of his odd and offputting book.

With his daughter, he wrote the children's book The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine, which received the National Book Award in category Children's Books.

He was also a director of PEN, the Author's Guild, and a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Style and legacy. His children’s book, The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or the Hithering Thithering Djinn (), won the National Book Award in He was distinguished visiting professor of English (–75) at the City College of the City University of New York.

Get this from a library. The slightly irregular fire engine; or, The hithering thithering djinn. [Donald Barthelme; Jane Byers Bierhorst] -- Relates Mathilda's adventures in the Chinese house that grew in her back yard. Collage illustrations made from nineteenth-century engravings.

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The Slightly Irregular Fire the Hithering Thithering Djinn. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1st Edition. Folio, publisher's green cloth, spine stamped in black and red, black endpapers, original illustrated dust Edition: 1st Edition.

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The title is reminiscent of one of Rocky and Bullwinkle’s Fractured Fairy Tales, and you get the sense Barthelme probably watched the cartoons and was maybe even diverted by them.

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The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine by Donald Barthelme available in Hardcover onalso read synopsis and reviews. The National Book Award-winning children's classic relates Matilda's adventures in the Chinese house Author: Donald Barthelme.Time magazine's Best Books of the Year list,for City Life National Book Award for children's literature,for The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or the Hithering Thithering Djinn Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, Get this from a library!

The slightly irregular fire engine: or, The hithering thithering djinn. [Donald Barthelme] -- Relates Matilda's adventures in the Chinese house that grew in her back yard. Collage illustrations made from nineteenth-century engravings.