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The Hired Hand ** S I G N E D **

San Souci, Robert D. (Illustrated by Jerry PINKNEY)

ISBN 10: 0803712960 / ISBN 13: 9780803712966
Published by Dial, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Stated FIRST Edition, FIRST Printing with publishers full number line present. Boldly * INSCRIBED* by author: "Warmest Good Wishes To My New Friend____, I hope this book brings you lots of great reading!, Robert D. San Souci", dated 1999. Fabulous item. A FINE volume in same condition UNclipped dust jacket.Glossy pictorial book boards mirror jacket. Wonderfully illustrated throughout by Pinkney. Mylar protected mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 003149

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Title: The Hired Hand ** S I G N E D **

Publisher: Dial

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Walter Paget (wood engravings)

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Old Sam hires a man to help out at his saw mill, and the hired hand also teaches Sam's lazy son a lesson about how to treat people


Remember the sorcerer's apprentice? He had problems with his boss's spells, but at least he never killed anybody. In this African-American folk tale with roots in many cultures, author Robert D. San Souci takes a similar legend and dumps it in the lap of a lazy, selfish boy. Sam won't help out at the mill, and his father handles everything until the day the hired hand arrives. The new employee is a model worker, but he's got other skills, too. Magic ones. Sam tries a few of the newcomer's tricks, and nearly ends up in prison. He ends up wiser instead. As usual, Jerry Pinkney's illustrations add lyric beauty, emotional heft, and a sense of "once upon a time" to this well-told tale.

[Suggested for, but not limited to ages 5-9. The story is an ageless folktale and the illustrations have universal appeal.]

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