Barthelme gears his minimalist mimicry into 'The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine,' a great children's picture book, which was justly rewarded with a National Book Award nearly 2 score years ago ().4/5. In Donald Barthelme His children’s book, The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or the Hithering Thithering Djinn (), won the National Book Award in He was distinguished visiting professor of English (–75) at the City College of the City University of New York. Flying to America: 45 More Stories, a . The Hardcover of the The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine, or The Hithering Thithering Djinn by Donald Barthelme at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 Due to Author: Donald Barthelme. The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine by Donald Barthelme available in Hardcover on , also read synopsis and reviews. The National Book Award-winning children's classic relates Matilda's adventures in the Chinese house Author: Donald Barthelme.
The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or The Hithering Thithering Djinn Winner, National Book Awards for Children's Books. Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or the Hithering Thithering Idiot [Donald Barthelme] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(7). Get this from a library! The slightly irregular fire engine; or, The hithering thithering djinn. [Donald Barthelme; Jane Byers Bierhorst] -- Relates Mathilda's adventures in the Chinese house that grew in her back yard. Collage illustrations made from nineteenth-century engravings. The story line is not a bad idea for a children's book: Mathilda enters a mysterious Chinese house on a quest for a red fire engine. Politely but persistently, she asks her "djinn" guide for a fire engine/5(5).
The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine: Or, The Hithering, Thithering Djinn by Donald Barthelme (, Hardcover). Donald Barthelme published only one children’s book in his career, The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine OR The Hithering Thithering Djinn. The title is reminiscent of one of Rocky and Bullwinkle’s Fractured Fairy Tales, and you get the sense Barthelme probably watched the cartoons and was maybe even diverted by them. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, First Edition / First Printing. Hardcover. Review copy with publisher's review slip laid in. Winner of the National Book Award for Children's Books. 4to green cloth. Fine in near-fine dj with a couple internal tape repairsBook Edition: First Edition / First Printing. The award went to the tenth title on the list, THE SLIGHTLY IRREGULAR FIRE ENGINE, OR, THE HITHERING THITHERING DJINN by Donald Barthelme. Donald Barthelme was primarily known as a writer of "postmodernist" short fiction for sophisticated adult readers; much of his work appeared in .