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Viva o Alaska! (Calvin and Hobbes #3)

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YUKON HO! marks the hilarious hat-trick of the hugely popular cartoon characters Calvin and Hobbes.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published 1997 by Gradiva Publicações (first published 1989)
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Keely
It can be really difficult to critique a work like this. Calvin and Hobbes stands as perhaps the greatest strip ever, along with grandpappy Peanuts and the bizarrely inimitable Little Nemo. Of course, as a child, I never knew that Calvin was a man who thought heaven was a lottery or that Hobbes was the father of rational political philosophy. However, truly great children's literature should never be inaccessible to adults. If it is, then its popularity amongst children stems merely from its abi...more
Shayantani Das
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Calvin and Hobbes hugs always have me melting into a puddle of 'awwyy', sobbing, “choo chweet” saying mess.
Prashant
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I just love this kid's ingenuity and cognition. :)
Harini
Trust Calvin and Hobbes to cheer you up after a bad day! I love the kid and this stuffed tiger...oops.. Hobbes!
PurplyCookie
Calvin is the hero of all children with wildly vivid imaginations. He has great fun with his stuffed tiger Hobbes, going on numerous great adventures, including an attempted trip to the Yukon. Calvin is fairly typical in the sense that such children tend to drive their parents and teachers crazy, yet when they learn to temper and channel their imagination, they often end up doing spectacularly creative things as adults.

From the beginning of the book where Calvin is convinced that he and Hobbes...more
The other John
I really am reading things other than comic strip collections. In fact, right now I'm working on an epic fantasy tale, a presidential biography and biblical commentary. It's just that all those take a long time to finish and comics can be read oh, so quickly. Anyway, this third Calvin and Hobbes collection sees some longer storylines, including an expedition towards the Yukon and a visit from Calvin's Uncle Max. (I kinda wish ol' Max had made a return to the strip, but I guess Mr. Watterson had...more
Dan
Calvin and Hobbes books are great fun and really witty humor! A childhood staple comic book for me, but even now I go back and read them and understand the humor on a different level (now that I know the meanings of some of the words!). Great books.
Katrina Anderson
Another awesome collection of Calvin and Hobbes! The book gets its title from the series of strips where the duo prepares to run away to the Yukon. They don’t make it far, because they fight. Hobbes gets left in the woods. The line between reality and the imaginary continues to blur, as Calvin’s mom yells out Hobbes name when looking for him. This theme continues when Calvin and Hobbes turn into an owl or and a monster using the transmogrifier. One of my favorite strips in the book is when Calvi...more
Ron
Okay, they weren't all that great, but still worth reading over and over.
Jack
This is the book that Jack wanted to review first. :)

CALVIN AND HOBBES – YUKON HO!

me: So what do you think of Calvin and Hobbes? I hear lots of laughing going on over there…

Jack: Well, I really love Calvin and Hobbes because it’s you know very funny! It’s like when they were riding on the magic carpet and Hobbes said “Is this legal? Do you have your registration and proof of insurance?” Hahahahaha. (Jack laughed harder at this line than I’ve heard him laugh in a long time!)

me: What would you tel...more
Sathursan.K
This book,"Calvin and Hobbes: Yukon Ho!" is about many short stories of the adventures of Calvin and Hobbes. Calvin and Hobbes goes on crazy adventures in Calvin's life that makes his fathers and friends annoyed by his actions. He gets to lots of trouble and home and at school with Hobbes along his side. Calvin has huge imaginations in his heads that affects everyone. Hobbes isn't real but a tiger toy that seems to become a living creature. There are many comics to choose from in this book of t...more
Debi
This is the book that Jack wanted to review first. :)

CALVIN AND HOBBES - YUKON HO!

me: So what do you think of Calvin and Hobbes? I hear lots of laughing going on over there...

Jack: Well, I really love Calvin and Hobbes because it's you know very funny! It's like when they were riding on the magic carpet and Hobbes said "Is this legal? Do you have your registration and proof of insurance?" Hahahahaha. (Jack laughed harder at this line than I've heard him laugh in a long time!)

me: What would you t...more
David Caldwell
When I was working in any of the many bookstores where I was employed and I did not want (or have the time) to read my current book, I would grab one of these collections to read on my too short break. I slowly but surely worked my way through several series. These are great time killers and will usually improve your mood no matter how hectic the day. Laughter can be the best solution to dealing with the public.

A lot of people think Calvin is a brat. I don't belive that. It is true that he would...more
Kurtbg
If you remember the late eighties then you remember the Calvin & Hobbes comic strip. The strip was focused on Calvin, a young and imaginative boy, an explorer of youth and his perception of the adult world. The Clark to his Lewis, is Hobbes, Calvin's stuffed animal tiger. I always enjoyed the facial expressions and the social commenting.

At another look Calvin is really an anti-social and scared little boy. He has absolutely no friends. Everyone is an antagonistic in a world where he feels th...more
Andrew
OK WHO IS NOT A BIG KID - at least some of the time! I was first introduced to the characters Calvin and Hobbes by my brother years ago - and I still love to read them now - only now I get to keep the books rather than have to hand them back. I think these books appeal to me (and I suspect many others too) because not only are the stories fun and entertaining but also I think we all see a little of ourselves (or at least think we do) - the mischievous young boy who not only has an amazing sense...more
Stephany
I love seeing Calvin's imagination come to life in Calvin and Hobbes strips. The stories in Yukon Ho! are fun, and Calvin and Hobbes are both such characters, each bringing each strip to life with their unique personalities. None of the strips are laugh-out-loud funny, but all of them are cute and entertaining. A fun collection worth revisiting.
Rob Habaradas
Calvin & Hobbes never fails to make me laugh. This is the first collection of C&H comics that I read and I reckon that this won't be the last.

My favorites scenes/situation in this book/collection:
POSSIBLE SPOILERS:

1. Their "woods" adventure -- and that includes their plan to go to Yukon!
2. Whenever Calvin tells his dad about this "status" as a Dad -- about his popularity, etc. I like it when he posted an ad in the newspaper.
3. Of course, scenes of Calvin and his mom are always a delight...more
Bryan
Yukon Ho is a collection of Calvin and Hobbes comics comics that does not disappoint. The comics are about Calvin, a young, adventurous, and often sadistic boy and his imaginative adventures with his stuffed tiger, Hobbes. Together these two travel through space and time, overcome the struggles of school and parents, and create misery for a neighborhood girl named Susie.

I love these comics. Calvin is one of the greatest child characters of all time. Although he is a boy, his language and action...more
Reta Anna Maria
Pitkästä aikaa palasin Lassin ja Leevin pariin. Kaikki tarinat oikeastaan olivat jo tuttuja, mutta olihan niitä kiva lukea. Huomasin, että Lassi ärsytti minua hieman enemmän kuin ennen (alanko olla kohta aikuinen itse?) ja olen edelleen täysin välinpitämätön avaruusmies Spiffiä kohtaan.
Room 123
Do you like funny things? Then you should read Calvin and Hobbes! They get a wagon and do something with it. They think about creatures. They are best friends forever. You should get this book today! By Ian
Haritha
What's not to love about this spunky kid and his adorable tiger? Every frame in this book is precious. Every strip is profound. Especially the ones without any words in them. They will amuse you, make you ponder and touch you in their poignancy. If there is one comic strip I can keep reading on and on, it would definitely be Calvin and Hobbes.
Brett Hollinger
Calvin and Hobbes caught my attention as a small child, and even though I didn’t always get all of the more adult jokes, I still enjoyed them. After a few years of reading, I appreciated more and more and even now, as an adult, I enjoy the creativity and joy Calvin finds in every situation of life.

After reading every book of Calvin and Hobbes, I would recommend them to anyone who wants to find the joys of a simple life and I look forward to sharing them with my own boys when they are a bit olde...more
Mary Catelli
The third Calvin and Hobbes collection.

The title adventure is the time he goes to secede from the family. It could have ended very badly; he and Hobbes quarrel. It also has the two of them taking a flying carpet to the city; they want to wave to his dad, but he doesn't look up. And the time Hobbes tied Calvin to the chair -- that time, his father saw him tied up, which Calvin couldn't have done alone.

Spaceman Spiff also reappears, and Calvin's hatred for, and mischief in, the bath. (Hiding in th...more
Paul
Just a plain darn fun!
Oh, how I miss these guys.

Why is it that whenever I'm feeling a little low, all I have to do is pull one of the Calvin & Hobbes books from the shelf and give it a good re-read to perk me up. I've many other "funny-books", but these are the ones that bring me most joy.
Then, a little after I am done, I start re-realizing that Watterson will probably never do any more, then I get sad again.
I'm very grateful for what I have... and I'll re-read them as many times as I need.....more
Mia Montana
Calvin and Hobbes are two wonderful characters. This book is funny and'll remind you of the days you were a kid.
Alex
I thought this book was funny when they try to go sledding. They try to run away from home.
Claire
This is a funny book. The babysitter always tries to keep Calvin from running away.
Remez Boque
Awesome! Keep on with the adventures!
Tabitha
How to review a book-collection of one of my favorite print comic strips of ever? Yeh I don't know either. For kids like me, that grew up with Calvin and Hobbes, but were too young to get all the commentary and jokes, these books are brilliant. I read them back then and loved them.. and I get a whole new level of love for them when I re-read them now.
This is a comic strip for everyone, which I imagine is hard to do. Beautifully written and illustrated, and evolves as your (the reader's) knowledg...more
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Bill Watterson (born William Boyd Watterson II) is an American cartoonist, and the author of the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes". His career as a syndicated cartoonist ran from 1985 to 1995; he stopped drawing "Calvin and Hobbes" at the end of 1995 with a short statement to newspaper editors and his fans that he felt he had achieved all he could in the comic strip medium. During the early years of...more
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