[ epub or PDF ] Swine Lake AUTHOR James Marshall

SUMMARY Swine Lake

Whirling in a performance of Swine Lake Faced with all those luscious porkers whats a hungry wolf to do. What a fun book I loved all the pig related puns New Hamsterdam Theater Boarshoi Ballet the dancing pigs called Pieds de Cochon etc And Sendak s illustrations helped maintain the focus of the story of the hunger obsessed wolf becoming a dance obsessed wolf As wordy as this story is I don t think it is aimed at very young children it is for early elementary age children

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Swine Lake

Well something totally surprising as it turns outPure fun from Marshall and Sendak an incomparable duo. Cute story with some fun details in the illustrationsbut ran a bit long to really capture my children s attention They thought it was just okay I did like the ending uite a bitgood but not great

James Marshall á 8 REVIEW

When a lean and mangy wolf stumbles into the Boarshoi Ballet he finds tasty pigs a plenty twirling and. While I was and remain in absolute love with Maurice Sendak s brilliant accompanying illustrations which are lively fun imaginative and the depicted outrageous puns and word plays using porcine terms and descriptions from a number of different languages do totally leave me smiling gleefully and with much appreciation indeed James Marshall s narrative sadly and truly feels mundane and actually even rather majorly unfinished in comparison to Maurice Sendak s artwork Yes I guess that I still find the text for Swine Lake basically adeuate however it just seems to stimulate one s appetite for and one remains with a hunger with a major desire for in depth verbal descriptions of the wolf and his escapades a hunger that is simply not ever adeuately satisfied with James Marshall s printed words and no pun is intended here either For indeed and truly seen alongside of the illustrations there just is not sufficient offered on a textual level in Swine Lake especially when Sendak s artwork seems to promise all kinds of humour parody and satire An interesting and promising premise is Swine Lake but one that at least on a narrative level never even remotely materialises still to be recommended to an extent but with the caveat that there most definitely is somewhat of a major dichotomy between text and image present in Swine Lake And finally regarding Maurice Sendak s illustrations yes I especially love the Hotel Schwein but do not know if I would want to freuent such a place in real life though and that is eually true of the store called Schweinerei in German Schweinerei means a mess something akin to a room that looks like a pigsty and it really and truly is too bad that the humour of the illustrations and the often clever language based puns of the same never really manage to appear all that much James Marshall s narrative


10 thoughts on “Swine Lake

  1. says:

    While I was and remain in absolute love with Maurice Sendak's brilliant accompanying illustrations which are lively fun imaginative and the depicted outrageous puns and word plays using porcine terms and descriptions from a number of different languages do totally leave me smiling gleefully and with much appreciation indeed James Marshall's narrative sadly and truly feels mundane and actually even rather majorly unfinished in com

  2. says:

    Printed in 1999 after Sendak's beloved friend James Marshall had died grieving Sendak worked diligently to give justice to the story lineA wolf who loves pigs roams around in an unfamiliar part of town Hungry and smelling pigs he follows his nose to the Swine Lake Boarshoi Ballet threatreAiming to eat the cast of characters instead the wolf becomes mesmerized by the playCaught up in the pagentry of emotion during his a

  3. says:

    Swine Lake was just okay for me Perhaps Marshall wasn't able to really polish the story since it was published posthumously Too bad The premise was okay it just seemed rather meandering and not very inventive in the telling The illustrations while not my favorite style or favorite Sendak did lend a lot to the story and I appreciated all the little details and humor I did like that it showed what it is like to attend a

  4. says:

    This book was featured as one of the selections for the February 2015 Dance themed reads for the Picture Book Club in the Children's Books Group here at GoodreadsThe story is fun to read aloud the illustrations really complement the story nicely I love how the plot also includes some explanation about ballet and numerous puns abou

  5. says:

    Wonderful A lone hungry mangy wolf finds his way in an unfamiliar part of town only to discover Swine Lake playing in the New Ham Ster Dam Theater His plan is to gobble up the dancers but he soon discovers that there is to the ballet than dancing pigsThe writing is full of humour and filled with anticipation the ending is enjoyably surprisingMaurice Sendak's illustrations are wonderfully executed with humour no

  6. says:

    What a fun book I loved all the pig related puns New Hamsterdam Theater Boarshoi Ballet the dancing pigs called Pieds de Cochon etc And Sendak's illustrations helped maintain the focus of the story of the hunger obsessed wolf becoming a dance obsessed wolf As wordy as this story is I don't think it is aimed at very young children;

  7. says:

    We got this from the library this week because James Marshall of George and Martha fame and Maurice Sendak Where the Wild Things Are duh are both old favorites and we were not at all disappointed Swine Lake is about a down on his luck wolf who stumbles into an unfamiliar part of town lucks into tickets to the Boarshoi Ballet performance of Swine Lake and even as he plans to massacre the dancers to satisfy his own nefarious appetites wind

  8. says:

    Cute story with some fun details in the illustrationsbut ran a bit long to really capture my children's attention They thought it was just okay I did like the ending uite a bitgood but not great

  9. says:

    Story gets 1 star Illustrations get 4 stars

  10. says:

    I wasn’t really sure what to expect with this book since I bought it simply for the Maurice Sendak illustrati