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Gila Monsters Meet You At the Airport

(1980)
A Picture Book by

 
 
"I live at 165 East 95th Street, and I'm going to stay here forever." says the young hero firmly. After all, out West nobody plays baseball because they're too busy chasing buffaloes, and you have to ride a horse to school even if you don't know how, and you can't sit down because of the cactus. But his parents are moving West, and they say he has to go, too.
Once there, however, the boy doesn't meet the Gila monsters he expected. And on the ride to his new home (by taxi, not horse) he discovers the West is neither as different nor as bad as he'd imagined.
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Byron Barton share a keen sense of the ridiculous and a compassionate understanding of a child's anxieties. Together they have created a perceptive, exuberantly funny picture book that will have children in all parts of the country laughing away their own fears about new experiences.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Used availability for Marjorie Weinman Sharmat's Gila Monsters Meet You At the Airport

Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport (Reading Rainbow Book)
Author(s): Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Byron Barton
ISBN: 1-4352-6439-8 / 978-1-4352-6439-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-04-25
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March 1990 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport (Reading Rainbow Books (Pb))
Author(s): Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
ISBN: 0-8085-3124-7 / 978-0-8085-3124-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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June 1990 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport
Author(s): Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
ISBN: 0-606-13996-6 / 978-0-606-13996-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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March 1990 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport (Reading Rainbow Books)
Author(s): Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
ISBN: 0-8124-0570-6 / 978-0-8124-0570-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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September 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport
Author(s): Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
ISBN: 0-02-782450-0 / 978-0-02-782450-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

March 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport (Reading Rainbow Book)
Author(s): Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
ISBN: 0-689-71383-5 / 978-0-689-71383-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aladdin
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July 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport (Picture Puffin S.)
Author(s): Marjorie Sharmat
ISBN: 0-14-050430-3 / 978-0-14-050430-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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