Market Day...is the best day of the month, if you ask Tess. There are pigs, chickens, and sheep to see, gob stoppers and cherry lips to eat, a lace-stealing goat to watch, and more. Baba-Ali is swallowing the swords, Nuts, the organ grinder's monkey, is up to mischief, and Madame Savanna will predict the future--for only half a penny! Market Day is wonderful, but is it long enough?
Inspired by memories of her childhood, Eve Bunting's text conveys all the charm of a very big day in a small Irish village. Holly Berry's joyous illustrations are the perfect complement.Thursday is market day in Tess' small village, and the excitement begins when Father gives her a Market day penny to spend. Together with her best friend Wee Boy, Tess explores the wondrous rollicking grounds. There are pigs, chickens, and sheep to see, gob stoppers and cherry lips to eat, an amazing sword-swallower to watch, and much more.
Eve Bunting and Holly Berry have created a boisterous, exuberant tribute to an Irish marketplace: a blaze of colors and sights that will awaken all five senses.
‘A Celtic charmer.’
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Eve Bunting is the winner of the Golden Kite Award and the three-time recipient of the Best Work of Fiction Award of the Southern CaliforniaCouncil on Literature for Children and Young People. She has written more than one hundred books for young readers, including is Anybody There ?;
Our Sixth-Grade Sugar Babies, a Best Book of 1990 (School Library Journal); Sharing Susan; and Coffin on a Case, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, given by the Mystery Writers of America.
Ms. Bunting was born in Ireland and now lives in southern California.
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