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by Berkeley Breathed


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He has written and/or illustrated many books for young readers, including Red Ranger Came Calling, The Last Basselope, Goodnight Opus, and A Wish for Wings That Worked.

He has written and/or illustrated many books for young readers, including Red Ranger Came Calling, The Last Basselope, Goodnight Opus, and A Wish for Wings That Worked.

Red Ranger Came Calling book.

In 1939, Red Breathed is a nine-year-old cynic who has been disappointed too many times by the adults in his life to take them seriously. When he meets a retired, aging Santa Claus, he has no expectations. But Santa gains Red's conditional trust with a small miracle only to fail him in a big one-getting Red an Official Buck Tweed Two-Speed Crime-Stopper Star- Hopper bicycle. Breathed, creator of the popular & County'' comic strip, writes of the transformation of a sour-faced little boy (Breathed's father) during the Depression. In 1939, Red Breathed is a nine-year-old cynic who has been disappointed too many times by the adults in his life to take them seriously.

As of January 2018, Breathed has produced ten children's picture books. Red Ranger Came Calling, Little, Brown and C. 1994, ISBN 978-0316102490. Two were made into the animated films: A Wish for Wings That Work (Amblin Cartoon Studios, 1991) and Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big (Nickelodeon Movies, 2000); one was made into the motion-capture film Mars Needs Moms (Disney, 2011). Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big, Little, Brown and C. 2000

Breathed adapted his children's book Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big into a short film produced by Disney. Goodnight Opus, 1993. Red Ranger Came Calling, 1994. Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big, Little, Brown and Company, 2000.

Breathed adapted his children's book Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big into a short film produced by Disney. Originally intended to be released as a bonus with a theatrically released Disney animated film, the movie as of April 2007 was not commercially exhibited in any format. Template:Fact His book, "Red Ranger Came Calling" was adapted into a musical and produced as a Christmas show by Seattle's Book-It Theatre in 2004-2005. Flawed Dogs: The Year End Leftovers at the Piddleton "Last Chance" Dog Pound, 2003.

Berkeley Breathed's father told him a story of Christmas 1939, and this book is that (tall) story. In 1939, his young father was a great fan of Buck Tweed, the Red Ranger, protector of the 23rd century, and was known himself as the Red Ranger. For Christmas he wanted an official Buck Tweed Two-Speed Crime-Stopper Star-Hopper bicycle. But, it was the Depression, and such a gift was not likely to come. Hearing that Santa Claus had retired nearby, the Red Ranger set off to confront him, complete with death-ray/dart gun and red-stained pajama top. This is the story of that confrontation

Red Ranger Came Calling. This book represents Berkeley Breathed at the top of his form. 5 people like this topic.

Red Ranger Came Calling.

Using glowing, hypnotic images and a funny, provocative text, the narrator relives his father’s most amazing childhood Christmas. A moody young boy living with his aunt on an island, Red Breathed sees himself as the Red Ranger from Mars, his hero from the movie serials, and cannot picture life without the gift of a Red Ranger bicycle. Red is far too swanky a human being to believe in Santa Claus, but nevertheless he pays a visit to the aged island hermit, Lord Sander Clos, rumored to be the legendary man himself, now living in lonely, joyless retirement.

com: Red Ranger Came Calling: ISBN 0-316-10881-2. Berkeley Breathed is a cartoonist, novelist, director, and screenwriter, best known for the popular comic strip "Bloom County. Very Good to Near Fine condition book in a Very Good to Near Fine condition dustjacket. Tight, bright, attractive copy with no markings to the book. He has written and/or illustrated many books for young readers, including Red Ranger Came Calling, The Last Basselope, Goodnight Opus, and A Wish for Wings That Worked.

Using glowing, hypnotic images and a funny, provocative text, the narrator relives his father's most amazing childhood Christmas. A moody young boy living with his aunt on an island, "Red" Breathed sees himself as the "Red Ranger from Mars", his hero from the movie serials, and cannot picture life without the gift of a Red Ranger bicycle. Red is far too "swanky a human being" to believe in Santa Claus, but nevertheless he pays a visit to the aged island hermit, Lord Sander Clos, rumored to be the legendary man himself, now living in lonely, joyless retirement. This meeting triggers an emotional response within the self-absorbed Red and leads to the most remarkable bicycle ever delivered on Christmas morning. This book represents Berkeley Breathed at the top of his form.

Comments: (7)

Cashoutmaster
Every year I buy my grandchildren a Christmas book and this is my absolute 'must have' for this year. I know the kids will love the story and the illustrations even though their ages range from 7 to 20.... I loved this book. It's funny and poignant and the lessons we all can learn are timeless. Highly recommend Red Ranger Came Calling for everyone. (And, actually, I probably enjoyed it more than the kids will.)
Kulafyn
I was first introduced to this great book at my son's house. It was a book that had been around their household for many years. You could tell because of the natural aging that happens with books. I was fascinated, read it, and immediately thought of my great-grandchildren whom I knew would love this book. Bought it.
The book arrived in time for family gathering at my grand-daughter's house over the Holidays, and soon everyone had to know what this book was about. It was read out-loud to all of us, and as I left the party, my grand-daughter told me it was going to be a Holiday family tradition to bring out this wonderful book each Christmas, read it out loud and ponder it's fantastic mystery.
A great find. A great buy! I encourage those interested to purchase it. You won't regret it. Great for any age.
Fenrikasa
Then look no further. But keep in mind, the grownups are likely to be just as captivated by this beautifully illustarted, dry-humored book a bit more than the kids. (I know because I've got a bit of both in me!) Rest assured this book is just as funny as a certain Christmas movie about a youngster who deperately desires a BB gun for Christmas; but "Red Ranger" is a thousand times more sentimental. This young boy confronts an old washed-up man who claims to have once been the guy in the red suit. The boy adamantly denies having any belief in Santa. But his desire for the coveted "Buck Tweed, Red Ranger Bicycle" is so consuming that he decides to go out on a limb and place a tiny bit of faith (probably about the size of a mustard seed) in the old man. Well, I won't give away the ending except to say that you'll be moved when you discover the strange, but fulfilling conclusion to the story about a Christmas morning that held "the last little bit of an old man's faith and the first of a sour-faced little boy's". P.S. If you prefer a Christmas story with a Christ-centered theme, then purchase this book and see if you can't find a strong piece of Christian symbolism (unintended, perhaps) at the end. You may have to ponder it for awhile, but it's there.
Hasirri
Berkeley Breathed is an artist with complete mastery of the written word and the visual image. His talents brought him wealth and fame and a Pulitzer Prize from his wonderful work on the 'toon "Bloom County". Feeling an itch for something a little different, Mr. Breathed began working on children's books and this picture book couldn't be more delightful if you had combined the talents of Gary Trudeau, Norman Rockwell and Dr. Seuss.
The Santa in this story isn't the robust, jolly old North Pole Elf from many other tales. In fact, he is a little infirmed and being looked after by the other elves. His hearing is less than perfect, and one of the key moments in the book comes when he thinks he hears "treed" when our hero Red Ranger has actually said "tweed". But by the end of the tale I felt myself getting a little choked up as Santa and Red come through for each other and restore each other's faith in the spirit of Christmas.
The illustrations are fanciful and colorful and allowed me to read a book which SHOULD have been way over the head of my 3 year old niece. She immediately made me read it again, then promise to read it to her again tomorrow.
Yozshujinn
Everyone should have the opportunity to read this wonderful Christmas book with it's fun twist ending! The illustrations are marvelously created and the expressions on the characters pull you in to the story even more than the eloquently written story already does. The author's easy-to-read style of writing seamlessly weaves an intriguing childhood tale of a young boy torn between childish hopes and dreams and the unsettling realization of life's hardships. The feel good ending leaves you with your own sense of childlike curiosity and blissful happiness.
Jack
There are so many great reviews of this very special book, that I almost skipped commenting. This book is the perfect gift for all the adults in your life. It is logical to think of children first, but adults may need the magical story and reminder of what is important more than children during the holidays when everything seems to be about money.

I am including a copy in each holiday package shipped to my adult relatives. The book is secular -- this isn't a religious story, but it still drives home the message that it isn't about the gifts. And, given the stress of the economy, this year in particular, Christmas may feel like an added burden. This unique story is spirit lifting and magical for young and old. I will read this book every Christmas season and so will you.
Dakora
What a wonderful story. I absolutely love the illustrations! You must read the introduction to really get the whole picture, and it is worth it! The face of rage is drawn more perfectly than you can possibly imagine. For parents who are working too hard to please children who appreciate too little, this is just what you need too!
This has been a favorite with our family for years. My 23 year old son asked for a personal copy of his own now that he no longer lives at home. He has a few roommates his age and they all loved it too! Now the grandkids are enjoying it as well. You don't HAVE to be a fan of Berkeley Breathed to appreciate this story (but I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't be). :)
Red Ranger Came Calling download epub
Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Berkeley Breathed
ISBN: 0316102490
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Language: English
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition (September 1, 1997)
Pages: 32 pages