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How the Nobble Was Finally Found

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The Nobble lives in a world all his own—a fantastical world where you can do the impossible things of dreams. It’s a nice life and all he’s ever known. Yet one day he begins to think about finding some place he hasn’t been yet. Or maybe seeing something he hasn’t seen yet. Or . . . something. So he sets off on a journey to an unusual place, where he discovers roary things, ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 7th 2009 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Eva Leger
This is a strange, strange book. I usually like books that have creatures totally new to the world but this one is just.... strange. Really strange.
I did enjoy the illustrations even though most of the pages were borderline creepy. But the story just didn't do it for me. Julia was into it which usually would make me rate the book better but she was only into it for the actual Nobble. Not the story. She like how he looked she said and she liked the ending. Besides that she didn't care for the sto
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June
This is one of my favorite, incredibly written children's books. It flows like a rhymatic lullaby and is filled with whimsy and smiles from start to finish! It is a true delight!
Amanda BeReckonedwith
This is a text-heavy picture book. The pictures are not particularly appealing to me, but still whimsical, of which I approve generally for children's books.

So, why four stars? This is a story about a creature that has never met ANYONE in four thousand years and he/she is shy and creative with his/her language choices. The two things that endear this book to me are its ambiguity about gender (which leads me to talk about gender with my six-year-old) and its playful use of language; these creatur
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Alicia Scully
The nobble is a fairy tale creature that has been alone forever and all it wants to do is make friends. It travels to our world and hunts for others like him or people to love him. It's a cute idea and the writers have given their own new fairy tale, but the book is far too long for young readers and not very engaging.
Rachel
Text heavy. A little too much text for my 4 year old, and even me. It was interesting though and sparks imagination. Illustrations are a bit different, but I don't mind. I like my kids to see different kinds of art.
Kitty
Delightful -- even if C. said he didn't choose the illustrator. I love how the letters nobble the nobble, and the archetypal tale adopts the tonal range Williams uses to create magic.
Laura
J loved this book. We first read it last spring and i thought it would be too long for her, but the story really held her interest. She gives it 5 stars.
Jennifer
I love the illustrations that are in this book. The story is surprising and heartfelt.
Crystal
Sweet book about finding a friend and being helpful to others.
Edmund Davis-Quinn
Very cute images, story is pretty thin.

Enjoyable, but not great.
Corinna
The kid & I give this 5 stars. Great illustrations, sweet story.
Beth
Pretty illustrations
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C.K. Williams was born and grew up in and around Newark, New Jersey. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in philosophy and English. He has published many books of poetry, including Repair, which was awarded the 2000 Pulitzer Prize, The Singing which won the National Book Award for 2003, and Flesh and Blood, the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Prize in 1987 ...more
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