Mister Whistler

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

A hilarious, lively picture book. Mister Whistler always has a song in his head and a dance in his legs. But when he has to catch the train, he is so distracted he loses his ticket—and has to dance his way out of his clothes to find it. The author, Margaret Mahy, received the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2006.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2013
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2013-01-01
BISACS JUV043000, JUV000000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.25 x 10.5
ATOS Reading Level 2.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 165920
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews


School Library Journal

“Bishop’s illustrations evoke an old-world feel, and his strong diagonal lines, busy patterns, and constantly changing positions create a convincing sense of energy as the protagonist jives to the flowing musical notes in every scene.” —School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly

“Distinctive and full of sly humor…. This is the kind of picture book that families fall in love with.” —Publishers Weekly

Author: Margaret Mahy

Margaret Mahy is one of the world's best and most famous children's authors. She was born in Whakatane in 1936, and wrote her first story at the age of seven. She won numerous awards for her work, including the prestigious international Hans Christian Anderson award in 2006. Margaret lived in Governor's Bay, New Zealand until her death in 2012.

Illustrator: Gavin Bishop

Gavin Bishop is a leading New Zealand illustrator. He has received multiple awards and exhibited internationally.