B Is for Beer. Tom Robbins by Tom Robbins, Robbins

By Tom Robbins, Robbins

A Children's booklet approximately Beer?

Yes, think it or not—but B Is for Beer can also be a booklet for adults, and consider that it's the paintings of maverick bestselling novelist Tom Robbins, inter-nationally identified for his skill to either heavily remove darkness from and comically entertain.

Once upon a time (right approximately now) there has been a planet (how approximately this one?) whose population ate up thirty-six billion gallons of beer every year (it's a truth, you could Google it). between these affected, each one in his or her personal manner, via the entire bubbles, burps, and foam, used to be a wise, wide-eyed, adventurous kindergartner named Gracie; her distracted mommy; her insensitive dad; her non-conformist uncle; and a mystical, butt-kicking intruder from an international inside our world.

Populated via the aforementioned characters—and as captivating because it might be subversive—B Is for Beer contains readers, old and young, in a stunning, far-reaching research into the bounds of truth, the transformative powers of kids, and, in fact, the last word which means of a tall, chilly brewski.

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CHAPTER FIVE THE SMOOTH OPERATOR At half past eleven a young man aged about twenty-eight entered Stargorod from the direction of the village of Chmarovka, to the north-east. A waif ran along behind him. " The young man took a warm apple out of his pocket "and handed it to the waif, but the child still kept running behind. " The presumptuous waif then realized the complete futility of his pretensions and dropped behind. The young man had not told the truth. He had no money, no apartment where it might have been found, and no key with which to open it.

My name's Bender. " "No, I haven't," said Ippolit Matveyevich nervously. "No, how could the name of Ostap Bender be known in Paris? Is it warm there just now? It's a nice city. I have a married cousin there. " exclaimed Ippolit Matveyevich. "What handkerchief? I haven't come from Paris at all. I've come from . " "Marvellous! " Ippolit Matveyevich had never had dealings with so spirited a young man as Ostap Bender and began to feel peculiar. "Well, I'm going now," he said. "Where are you going? You don't need to hurry anywhere.

Father Theodore was delighted that the conversation had taken this turn. "And why shouldn't I join the Renovators, Mother? " "You'll get tired of it. " And indeed, a lively black-eyed countenance with a short, odd-looking beard and an absurdly long moustache peered out of the mirror at Father Theodore. They trimmed down the moustache to the right proportions. What happened next amazed Mother still more. Father Theodore declared that he had to go off on a business trip that very evening, and asked his wife to go round to her brother, the baker, and borrow his fur-collared coat and duck-billed cap for a week.

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