I, Crocodile

I, Crocodile

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
While Napolean goes about robbing priceless treasures from Egypt, he decides to take home a crocodile as a living souvenir of his conquests, yet the poor captured crocodile isn't ready for such travels and has a hard time coping with his new Parisian surroundings. 30,000 first printing.

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While robbing Egypt's mummies, sphinxes, and palm trees, Napoleon can't resist bringing home a souvenir crocodile as well. All Paris is enchanted with this exotic creature. But for a crocodile with an appetite as big as his ego, being the toast of the town has its downside, too. What's a crocodile who's used to a dinner of flamingo, snake, or mongoose to make of chocolate mousse? Oh, to return to his beloved Nile! But fickle Napoleon has other plans for our hero...

Inspired by an obscure nineteenth-century French satire, I, Crocodile is the first book Fred Marcellino has written as well as illustrated.

2000 ALA Notable Children's Book
1999 New York Times Best Illustrated Book

2000-2001 Georgia's Picture Storybook Award & Georgia's Children's Book Award Masterlist

2000 ALA Notable Children's Books



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While Napoleon goes about robbing priceless treasures from Egypt, he decides to take home a crocodile as a living souvenir of his conquests, yet the poor captured crocodile isn't ready for such travels and has a hard time coping with his new Parisian surroundings
An Egyptian crocodile, with a big ego and a big appetite, is taken to Paris in 1799 by Napoleon Bonaparte.

Publisher: [United States?] : Michael Di Capua Books/HarperCollins Publishers, 1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062051684
0062051687
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 x 30 cm

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