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About The Book


Across the world there are many an artiste -

But none so outrageous as Joe, the Fartiste.

The Fartiste doesn't sing, he doesn't dance, and he doesn't act. But that doesn't stop him from taking the stage at Paris's famed Moulin Rouge, where he performs his much-loved act for celebrities and royalty with the funniest talent of all - Joe is the man who has perfected the art of the fart.

Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer bring new wind to their mostly true story about "the man who made his pants dance," which is perfectly matched with Boris Kulikov's explosive art.

About The Authors

Photograph by Paul Brewer

Kathleen Krull (1952–2021) was the author of over 100 books, including No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth BaderA Woman for President: The Story of Victoria WoodhullLives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought)The Only Woman in the Photo; and other acclaimed biographies for young readers. Visit her website at KathleenKrull.com.

Photograph © Kathleen Krull

About The Illustrator

Boris Kulikov, a former set and costume designer in St. Petersburg, Russia, was chosen as a Flying Start by Publishers Weekly. He has also illustrated Morris the Artist by Lore Segal, The Perfect Friend by Yelena Romanova, and Carnival of Animals by John Lithgow. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 3, 2008)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416928287
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Awards and Honors

  • NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

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