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If I Had a Gryphon

Written by Vikki VanSickle & illustrated by Cale Atkinson
Published by Tundra Books
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5.75 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
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Target Age
32
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What's This Book About

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Sam just got a hamster for a pet. But the hamster is kind of boring … he just eats and sleeps and gets his shavings wet. Inspired by her book of mythological creatures, Sam longs for a more exciting pet. But she soon realizes that taking care of these magical beasts might not be as wonderful as she thought. Sasquatches are messy, unicorns are shy, hippogriffs scare the dogs at the dogpark, and having a fire extinguisher handy at all times makes dragons seem like an awful lot of work. In the end, Sam realizes that her hamster is a pretty sweet and safe pet … or is he? If I Had a Gryphon is a raucous rhyming read-aloud about fantastical beasts in everyday situations—and the increasingly beleaguered heroine who has to deal with them.

What Kind of Book is If I Had a Gryphon

Themes:
pets
mythical creatures
hamsters
Categories:
mythology
silly
Genres:
fiction
Linguistic Styles:
rhyming

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Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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5.75 / 7.0

Cale Atkinson’s illustrations never disappoint. They are fabulous in this book, as you’d expect. The story has great rhymes and is very fun to read. Imagining these mystical creatures if quite the adventure.

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Who Wrote If I Had a Gryphon

Who Illustrated If I Had a Gryphon

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Cale Atkinson

Cale Atkinson is an illustrator/writer/animator currently residing in Kelowna Canada. He claims to love tea more than sleep, which makes sense when you realize how many projects and clients he’s dealing with on a regular basis. With creative storytelling and engaging illustrations, Cale’s work has earned awards like Buzzfeed 17 Most Beautiful Books 2015, Ontario Library Association Best Bets Top 10 2015, and CBC Children’s Choice Award Finalist 2016. Cale recently spent a month in Portugal, and you can see his incredible Lisbon-inspired art on his Twitter account where he regularly updates his followers as to his coming adventures and works.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781770498099
Publication Date:
January 1, 2016
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1770498095
Lexile:
AD730L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
182059
ATOS Book Level:
3.1
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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