Don’t Split the Pole
by Eleanora E. Tate
Publication Date: Sep 08, 1997
List Price: $14.95
Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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Nine-and-a-half-year-old Russell James finds that "a hard head makes a soft behind" when he tries to catch a catfish by hand. A giant glob of Gurdy’s Greasy Grape Groaners Gum attacks eleven-year-old Shaniqua Godette, who learns the hard way that you should "never leave your pocketbook on the floor. " And when twelve-year-old height-challenged Tucker Willis saves a life with the help of a ghost, he proves that "big things come in small packages. " A celebration of storytelling and folk wisdom, this is a perfect collection for sharing and reading aloud. Notes at the end explain the origins of the proverbs and the background of the stories.
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