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Dad Gummit & Ma Foot

Karen Waggoner

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ISBN 10: 0531058913 / ISBN 13: 9780531058916
Published by Orchard Books, 1990
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Dad Gummit & Ma Foot

Publisher: Orchard Books

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Edition.

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After fifty years of estrangement following a quarrel, two sweethearts finally get together again with the help of a cow and blackberry patch.

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Fifty years ago, Clara and Thomas were to be married. Then the wedding was abruptly called off, and no one knew why. The two lovers become known as Dad Gummit and Ma Foot, reflecting their surly dispositions (and the epithets they utter, respectively). It isn't until Ma Foot steals milk from Dad Gummit's cow and Dad Gummit pilfers Ma Foot's blackberries that the two finally meet and reconcile. When they discover that their long estrangement was based on a misunderstanding, they finally recognize their foolishness. The story will appeal more to adults than to children, and the joke of the character's names quickly wears thin. Nevertheless, Riggio's evocative watercolors do much to enhance the text. The washes of lavender and blue add a sense of nostalgia, and the old-fashioned country square, beautifully rendered, sets the tone for the rest of the book. The last page, with Clara and Thomas leaning against each other in the moonlight, is especially moving. With a theme worthy of discussion, this book may be useful in the classroom. Without some promotion, however, it will have trouble finding an audience. --Lori A. Janick, Parkwood Elementary School, Pasadena, TX
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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