FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Wanting to get a binocular case for his Granny Webb's unbirthday but lacking funds, Andy collects castoffs from his neighbors to organize a barn sale but inadvertently sells the binoculars, a situation that triggers a search and two O. Henry-style acts of sacrifice.
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Jennifer Richard Jacobson has written many books for young readers, including four previous stories about Andy Shane. She lives in Yarmouth, Maine.
Abby Carter is the illustrator of the Andy Shane series and many other books for children, including MY HIPPIE GRANDMOTHER by Reeve Lindbergh and FULL HOUSE: AN INVITATION TO FRACTIONS by Dayle Ann Dodds. She lives in Hadlyme, Connecticut.
Grade 1–3—Andy Shane has thought up the perfect gift for Granny Webb's unbirthday—a case for her binoculars. Trouble is, his piggy bank is empty. With the help of his friend Dolores, he devises a plan to earn money by collecting the neighbors' castoffs and selling them from his grandmother's barn. Unfortunately Granny's binoculars are inadvertently sold as well. The children eventually track them down, and Andy realizes that he cannot afford both the binoculars and the case. He trades his bike so he can have both. In homage to O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi," Granny Webb trades her binoculars to buy a new bike seat and horn for Andy. The pen-and-ink drawing at the end shows readers that everything has worked out for both of them. The illustrations move the story along and provide important contextual clues. This satisfying title will appeal to early chapter-book readers.—Beth Cuddy, Seward Elementary School, Auburn, NY
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Book Description Turtleback, 2010. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0606147136
Book Description Turtleback Books, 2010. Library Binding. Book Condition: Brand New. turtleback school & library ed. edition. 64 pages. 7.25x5.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0606147136
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