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The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Puffin
Publication date September 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140561609
ISBN-10 0140561609
Dimensions 0.25 by 9.50 by 12.75 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
As costumed guests gather for Horace the elephant's eleventh birthday party, the birthday feast curiously disappears and it is up to the reader to solve the mystery, in a puzzle that features a rhyming text and colorful picture clues. Reprint. PW.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: When Horace the elephant turns eleven, he celebrates instyle by inviting his exotic friends to a splendid costume party. But a mystery is afoot, for in the midst of the games, music, and revelry, someone has eaten the birthday feast. The rhyming text and lavish, detailed illustrations each provide clues, and it's up to the reader to piece them together and decide whodunit!"The fun of poring over the pictures is matched by the enjoyment derived from the textwitty, ingenious verses." -- Publishers WeeklyGraeme Base is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Animalia (Puffin), The Sign of the Seahorse, and most recently, The Discovery of Dragons.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780810908512 Book cover for 9780810932654
 
Reprint edition from Harry N Abrams Inc (September 20, 1993)
9780810932654 | details & prices | 8.50 × 11.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.90 lbs | List price $13.95
About: An elephant's eleventh birthday party is marked by eleven games preceding the banquet to be eaten at the eleventh hour; but when the time to eat arrives, the birthday feast has disappeared.
from Harry N Abrams Inc (September 1, 1989)
9780810908512 | details & prices | 9.50 × 12.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 1.50 lbs | List price $21.95
About: An elephant's eleventh birthday party is marked by eleven games preceding the banquet to be eaten at the eleventh hour; but when the time to eat arrives, the birthday feast has disappeared.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140561609
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Puffin (September 1, 1997)
9780140561609 | details & prices | 9.50 × 12.75 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.45 lbs | List price $7.99
About: When the special feast that was to be eaten at the elephant's eleventh birthday party is stolen, the reader is invited to guess the identity of the thief
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417604302
 
With Graeme Base | from Turtleback Books (September 30, 1997); titled "Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery"
9781417604302 | details & prices | 12.50 × 9.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 1.22 lbs | List price $18.40
About: When the special feast that was to be eaten at the elephant's eleventh birthday party is stolen, the reader is invited to guess the identity of the thief

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