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Mr. Chas & Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas
Fran Lebowitz, professional wit and author of the bestselling Metropolitan Life and Social Studies, has written her first children's book. The rich, wonderful characterizations of Lebowitz's fantasy are captured in dozens of illustrations by Michael Graves, an internationally famous architect. The perfect book for anyone with a sense of humor and a love of language.
Hardcover, 60 pages
Published October 4th 1994 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
(first published January 1st 1994)
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I would like to say that I had this book read to me from preschool to 1st grade, and it was quite possibly my favorite book. the complex language and odd subtopics filled me with wonder (reading a dictionary, common sense) and the surreal world gave me plenty to dream about throughout all my childhood. While there was quite a long time before the pandas became part of the story, that was not important to me. Even Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue's dynamics were interesting alone. I feel like many adults do ...more
Two children living in a Manhattan co-op discover a hidden hallway where two pandas--named Pandemonium and Don't Panda to Public Taste--are hiding out until they can figure a way to move to Paris. While ostensibly a book for the first-grade crowd, this book would make a fun quick read for anybody.
Frances Ann "Fran" Lebowitz is an American author and public speaker. Lebowitz is known for her sardonic social commentary on American life as filtered through her New York City sensibilities. Some reviewers have called her a modern-day Dorothy Parker.More about Fran Lebowitz...