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The Marzipan Pig Paperback – Jun 1 1990


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre / Not Applicable; Reprint edition (June 1 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374447500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374447502
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 17.5 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,057,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
A beautiful poem in the form of a children's story Sept. 18 2004
By Victor J. Bennetts - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I can say without exaggeration that this book changed my life. I read it over 15 years ago when I was studying Hoban as a literature student and was stuck by the bitter thread of lonliness that runs through much of Hoban's writing. I think it finds its most perfect and certainly its most concentrated expression in this work. Yes, this is a children's story and my children love it (although not as much as, say, ACE Dragon) but it is also so much more. When I first met my wife ten years ago I gave her a copy of this book. Actually, we had been going out for a month or two and she called me that day to say we shouldn't see any more of each other. She thought our relationship might have a negative impact on her career as we were work colleagues at the time. I wandered into a bookstore at lunchtime and chanced upon a copy of Marzipan Pig which I bought and left with her. Three days later she called me back to say she had made a mistake. Thus I avoided the fate of the clock in this story. Thank you Mr Hoban, many thanks indeed.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The most amazing children's book ever March 24 2008
By Mom of 1 yr old - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for a quarter at a tag sale for my son. Although he's not yet old enough to be interested in it, I immediately fell in love. It is beautifully written, more of a poem than a story. Its just wonderful, there really is no other word. I am sure I will read it over and over (although for the price of it offered here, I will not be buying it for friends and relatives, as planned when I got online tonight).
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
edible love Oct. 20 2001
By Tanya Sparke - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Love......................Love.................................... the owl looked with powerful intent,Love............. the neon taxi lamp was the most beautiful thing to be ever who, whoed by owl.
This book is the sweetest childrens story an adult will ever read.Our passionless moments in life are all in this splendid book. Something one can digest with ones family.

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