A children's book about beer? Yes‚ believe it or not - but B IS FOR BEER is a book for adults‚ and bear in mind that it's the work of maverick best-selling novelist Tom Robbins‚ internationally known for his ability to both seriously illuminate and comically entertain.
Once upon a time (right about now) there was a planet (how about this one?) whose inhabitants consumed thirty-six billion gallons of beer each year (it's a fact‚ you can Google it).
Affected‚ each in his or her own way‚ by all the bubbles‚ burps and foam‚ was a smart‚ wide-eyed‚ adventurous kindergartner named Gracie; her distracted mommy‚ her insensitive dad‚ her nonconformist uncle‚ and a magical‚ butt-kicking intruder from a world within our world.
Populated by the aforementioned characters--and as charming as it may be subversive--B IS FOR BEER involves readers‚ young and old‚ in a surprising‚ far-reaching investigation into the limits of reality‚ the transformative power of children‚ and‚ of course‚ the ultimate meaning of a tall‚ cold brewski.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 2009
- 129 x 198mm