There was an old lady who swallowed a fly

by Taback, Simms.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC TABACK
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
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Plum Community Library Easy Reader E FIC TAB
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Collection  Easy Reader
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Presents the traditional version of a famous American folk poem first heard in the U.S. in the 1940's with illustrations on die-cut pages that reveal all that the old lady swallows.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this ruminative collection, Gopnik offers five essays on winter-exploring it as season and idea, elemental force and cultural influence. The New Yorker staff writer and author of Paris to the Moon composed these pieces for the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Massey Lectures. He acknowledges that "chapters are meant to sound vocal" and rough edges have been left in place. Readers will find pleasures of the serendipitous variety, including introductions to Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, the underground architect Vincent Ponte, and the engineers who helped developed central heating. Gopnik's round-the-world tour of "romantic winter" covers more than 200 years in art, music, poetry, literature, and theology. In "Radical Winter," he describes the absurd courage of the men who raced for glory at the North and South Poles; in "Recreational Winter," he untangles the motley origins of ice hockey. Though the prose moves slowly at times, Gopnik leavens dense material with humor, and makes unwieldy concepts accessible through modern-day comparisons (consider Dickens the Francis Ford Coppola of his day). In the end, the lectures serve as Gopnik's equivalent to a Playmate's "turn-ons and turn-offs." That being the case, we'd call him a worthy Mr. December. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Folk songs, English -- Texts.
Toy and movable books -- Specimens.
Folk songs.
Nonsense verses.
Toy and movable books.
Publisher New York :Scholastic,1998
Language English
Notes "This edition is only available for distribution through the school market"--P. [4] of cover.
Awards Caldecott Honor Book, 1998
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm
ISBN 0590631888
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