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The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
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May 02, 2010

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Imagine coming home from school one day and as soon as you open the door, a stuffed tiger attacks you! That's how life is with Calvin, an eight year old terror who has little motivation but a great imagination (which can turn schoolbuses into alien spaceships and he can transmogrify into anything at all)! With his imagination, his stuffed tiger comes to life and 2 have many misadventures. As for Calvin's parents, a line in a popular Joe Walsh song sums up their predicament- they're lucky to be sane after all they've been through! In the winter, Calvin builds a snowfort right on the driveway so Dad can't get out and holds a funeral of a dead snowman (and gets snowballs thrown at him by Hobbes)! At school, he can't be bothered to do his assignments, gets sent to the principal's office, pesters Suzie Derkins, and gets terrorized by the dopey bully Moe. In the summer, Calvin loses a water balloon battle with Suzie (thanks to Hobbes) and goes on boring camping trips with his parents (Mom hates them just as much as Calvin leaving Dad to have all the fun)! Calvin also hates his baby-sitter Roslyn (who isn't too crazy about Cavin either), won't answer the door when she comes, sneaks out of the house with a rope made out of bedsheets and encourages her boyfriend to dump her on the phone! It seems like the only friend in the world he has is his tiger, who's easy to blame everything on! The cartoons from this collection originally appeared in the newspaper in 1987 and 1988.

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