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A talking parrot attempts to prove that a thief is guilty of killing a sheep, chicken, and pig
By Richard Kennedy and Marcia Sewall (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780316488624 | Little Brown & Co, October 1, 1974, cover price $4.50 | About this edition: A parrot witnesses a thief's activities but can't get anyone to believe his word.

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Everytime the poor girl mends the broken porcelain vase it becomes something different, providing the means of escaping from her dreary existence of mending junk

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9780316489010 | Little Brown & Co, June 1, 1976, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: Everytime the poor girl mends the broken porcelain vase it becomes something different, providing the means of escaping from her dreary existence of mending junk

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The little dove that the Earl Mar's daughter takes home to care for turns into a prince every night; but they have problems to solve before they can find true happiness.

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9780689305436 | Atheneum, August 1, 1976, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: The little dove that the Earl Mar's daughter takes home to care for turns into a prince every night; but they have problems to solve before they can find true happiness.

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Retells the Scottish tale of how a little man deals with his big, contrary cow.

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9780316781800 | Little Brown & Co, March 1, 1977, cover price $4.95 | About this edition: A stubborn Scot and his even more stubborn cow become locked in combat when the animal refuses to give milk

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When he least expects it, a cunning swindler's good fortune runs out.

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9780316489034 | Little Brown & Co, October 1, 1978, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: Told by an Indian that he will die when he sees a snow-covered mountain upside down and a blackbird speaks to him, crafty Ben Gizzard feels safe in Depression Gulch until a young man who paints his dreams arrives with a blackbird

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Only the man who can move the huge stone in the field shall have Wealthy's hand in marriage. Her sister knows the secret of lifting the stone.

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9780823403257 | Holiday House, October 1, 1978, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Based on an old Yankee tale, this story shows how clever Mandy Jane arranges for her pretty sister, Wealthy, to wed Moses when their father declares that whoever lifts the enormous stone on his farm can marry Wealthy

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When Jack goes to sea, his parents watch as the tree planted at his birth reflects his fortunes and misfortunes

Hardcover:

9780060219154 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, May 1, 1979, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: When Jack goes to sea, his parents watch as the tree planted at his birth reflects his fortunes and misfortunes.

Paperback:

9780064432467 | Reprint edition (Harpercollins Childrens Books, March 1, 1991), cover price $4.50 | About this edition: When Jack goes to sea, his parents watch as the tree planted at his birth reflects his fortunes and misfortunes

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A tradesman meets a leprechaun and is determined that he won't be tricked out of a pot of gold.

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9780525334729 | Dutton Childrens Books, September 1, 1979, cover price $11.50 | About this edition: A quick-witted village tradesman, chancing upon a leprechaun, knows that the little fellow must lead him to a pot of gold if he does not close his eyes or look away for any reason

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Only recently married, a young man and woman each begins to fear, with fairly good cause, that the other is crazy.

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9780525283645 | Dutton Childrens Books, October 1, 1980, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: A young woman meets an enchantress who finds the woman a husband on the condition that she keep a secret, but then her husband has a secret and their love becomes a tangle

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Rather than have trouble catch her by surprise, a perpetual worrier deliberately looks for it.

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9780394940397 | Pantheon Books, August 1, 1981, cover price $9.99 | About this edition: Mrs.

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Words and pictures capture the youthful ego of a young girl, the power of her horse, and the magic that links them
By Richard Kennedy and Marcia Sewall (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780525396758 | Dutton Childrens Books, November 1, 1981, cover price $9.50 | About this edition: A girl and her horse feel a great love for each other and experience powerful, consuming feelings when riding together.

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When a poor orphan is found by his rich uncle, the boy's life changes dramatically.

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9780060208967 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, March 1, 1982, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: A rich uncle comes to claim Coco, who was found by the side of the road as a baby and raised by a poor woman

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An unhappy rich man, disturbed by the happy songs of a poor cobbler, resolves to make the poor man as unhappy as he is.

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9780525440055 | Dutton Childrens Books, December 1, 1982, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: A wealthy man who constantly worries about his money is furious with the happy singing of the poor cobbler who lives in his basement, so he gives him a purse of gold to worry about

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The old widower squire is determined to marry the farmer's daughter who is equally determined he will not.

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9780689304637 | Encore Editions, March 1, 1983, cover price $1.79 | About this edition: A rich old man devises a trap to force a neighbor's young daughter into marriage, but the unwilling girl has a scheme of her own

The poor eyesight of Finzel the Farsighted, the local fortune-teller, has repercussions during an encounter with a suggestible customer, the village idiot and a clever thief
By Paul Fleischman and Marcia Sewall (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780525440574 | Dutton Childrens Books, September 1, 1983, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Although his nearsightedness causes difficulties, Finzel the Far-Sighted is blessed with the ability to see into the future.

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An unwanted dog is taken in by a little girl whose family's farm is bewitched. But the little dog has some ideas and soon puts everything right.

Hardcover:

9780689307249 | Encore Editions, October 1, 1983, cover price $2.98 | About this edition: About to be drowned because nobody wants him, a wee little tyke of a dog is rescued by a little girl who takes him home only to find that her family's farm is bewitched

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Although Mr. B. is not bothered when his wife spends days knitting a blanket that fills their house and yard, eventually strong measures must be taken to deal with the situation that arises

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9780689306235 | Encore Editions, October 1, 1983, cover price $1.79 | About this edition: A man amiably accustoms himself to the inconveniences presented by his wife's ever growing blanket until he finds that he will have to accustom himself to losing his wife.

Follows the adventures of a brave but foolhardy bronco-buster as he meets his match in the horse called 'Strawberry Roan.' Based on an old Western folksong.

School and Library:

9780670806232 | Viking Pr, November 1, 1985, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: A bucking horse and a confident young broncobuster who has never been thrown meet in a contest in front of the whole town

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An illustrated version of a traditional 'penny rhyme' describing some unusual sights.

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9780871130532 | Atlantic Monthly Pr, April 1, 1986, cover price $3.98 | About this edition: An illustrated version of a traditional 'penny rhyme' describing some unusual sights.

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Illustrated rhythmic verses catalogue a variety of animals and their activities. Based on an old chant.

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9780316781916 | Joy st Books, May 1, 1988, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Illustrated rhythmic verses catalogue a variety of animals and their activities.

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The almonds in an old, mended, but magic crock produce a delicious, nourishing marzipan moon nightly for a poor parish priest until a visiting bishop decides the miraculous almonds need a more fitting home.

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9780152529635 | Reissue edition (Houghton Mifflin, December 1, 1988), cover price $3.95 | About this edition: A poor priest receives a magic clay crock that grants his simple wish for a marzipan moon, but a pompous bishop, who learns of the miracle, unwittingly breaks the magic spell

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The children of Vinegar Lane discover that bad-tempered old Captain Snap has a wonderful secret.
By Roni Schotter and Marcia Sewall (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780531057971 | Orchard Books, February 1, 1989, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The children of Vinegar Lane always tease Captain Snap, a grouchy old eccentric, when he hobbles out of his junk-cluttered house, but when he does not appear one day they investigate, finding him in trouble and grateful for their help

Paperback:

9780531070383 | Reprint edition (Orchard Books, March 1, 1993), cover price $5.95 | About this edition: The children of Vinegar Lane always tease Captain Snap, a grouchy old eccentric, when he hobbles out of his junk-cluttered house, but when he does not appear one day they investigate, finding him in trouble and grateful for their help

School and Library:

9780531083970 | Orchard Books, February 1, 1989, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: The children of Vinegar Lane always tease Captain Snap, a grouchy old eccentric, when he hobbles out of his junk-cluttered house, but when he does not appear one day they investigate, finding him in trouble and grateful for their help

Prebinding:

9780785702696 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $14.10 | About this edition: The children of Vinegar Lane always tease Captain Snap, a grouchy old eccentric, when he hobbles out of his junk-cluttered house, but when he does not appear one day they investigate, finding him in trouble and grateful for their help

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A young boy befriends an old violin maker who teaches him the beauty of music and friendship.
By Patricia Foley and Marcia Sewall (illustrator)

Library:

9780060218423 | Harpercollins, April 1, 1990, cover price $12.89 | About this edition: A kind, old violin maker befriends young John, whose only violin is crafted from a cigar box and rubber bands, and agrees to teach him to play on a lovely handmade wooden instrument

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Follows the sea-faring adventures of Daisy, who rows her small boat between the mainland and an island, bringing people, goods, and services across the sea
By Marcia Sewall (illustrator) and Ruth Young

Hardcover:

9780531059210 | Orchard Books, March 1, 1991, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Daisy ferries to and from the island all day in her water taxi.

School and Library:

9780531085219 | Orchard Books, April 1, 1991, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Daisy ferries to and from the island all day in her water taxi.

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A starving cat who has been living in the wild seeks food and shelter for her kittens and herself by going to the home of a learning disabled boy
By Barbara M. Joosse and Marcia Sewall (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780060208349 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, September 1, 1992, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: A starving cat who has been living in the wild seeks food and shelter for her kittens and herself by going to the home of a learning disabled boy

Library:

9780060208356 | Harpercollins, September 1, 1992, cover price $14.89 | About this edition: A starving cat who has been living in the wild seeks food and shelter for her kittens and herself by going to the home of a learning disabled boy

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