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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Paperback - 2005

by Eric Hodgins; William Steig; William Steig (Illustrator)


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The classic tale of leaving the city and building a house in the country, only to find country life isn't so simple. But it is hilarious.
Mr. Blandings, a successful New York advertising executive, and his wife want to escape the confines of their tiny midtown apartment. They design the perfect home in the idyllic country, but soon they are beset by construction troubles, temperamental workmen, skyrocketing bills, threatening lawyers, and difficult neighbors. Mr. Blandings' dream house soon threatens to be the nightmare that undoes him.
This internationally bestselling book by Eric Hodgins is illustrated by William Steig and was made into a film starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy -- and a later film starring Tom Hanks called The Money Pit.

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The sweet old farmhouse burrowed into the upward slope of the land so deeply that you could enter either its bottom or middle floor at ground level.

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  • Title Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
  • Author Eric Hodgins; William Steig; William Steig (Illustrator)
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition Reprint
  • Pages 240
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster, NY
  • Date 2005-02-01
  • ISBN 9780743262323 / 0743262328
  • Weight 0.7 lbs (0.32 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 in (21.34 x 13.97 x 1.52 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects House construction, Homeowners
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2005273207
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

About the author

William Steig (1907-2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator, and author of award-winning books for children. Most notably Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, for which he received the Caldecott Medal; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor book; Amos & Boris, a National Book Award Finalist; and Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor books. Steig is also the creator of Shrek! which inspired the Dreamworks films. Steig also received the Christopher Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the William Allen White Children's Book Award, the America Book Award, and Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also the US nominee for both of the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Awards as an illustrator in 1982, and then as an author in 1988. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Steig, and four children.
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