THE MAGIC MOONBERRY JUMP ROPES.

Lewis, E. B., illustrator, signed. Hru , Dakari

ISBN 10: 0803717555 / ISBN 13: 9780803717558
Published by New York: Dial Press, (1996.) dj, 1996
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. A book which celebrates in simple words, joyful rhymes and glowing illustrations by E. B. Lewis the pleasures of childhood. Two young girls are enchanted by the beautiiful jump ropes brought back to them from Tanzania in East Africa, made from hand-dyed sisal ropes. Author's note on sisal and the jump rope rhymes. SIGNED on the title page by the illustrator E. B. Lewis. Large format, unpaginated. Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards a near fine dust jacket (a "P" stamped on first page.). Bookseller Inventory # 50157

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Title: THE MAGIC MOONBERRY JUMP ROPES.

Publisher: New York: Dial Press, (1996.) dj

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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April and her sister Erica love to jump Double Dutch, but nobody else in the neighborhood wants to jump rope, until Uncle Zambezi arrives with a pair of magical jump ropes from Africa, in a colorful story filled with lively jump rope rhymes.

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Ages 4^-8. In this lively story, April and her little sister like to jump double Dutch, but none of the other kids seem interested in jumping rope. Improvising, the sisters tie the ends of the rope to a fence and later ask their younger sister to turn the rope, but neither of these solutions works out. Then Uncle Zambezi comes to visit, bringing two beautifully colored ropes dyed in Tanzania by Zambezi's friend, Layla. Uncle Zambezi tells the girls these magic moonberry jump ropes can grant wishes, and that's what happens when new children move into the neighborhood who are delighted to join the girls in double Dutch. This book is a delight. Children will respond to the story of a cherished activity that needs friends to make it happen. Lewis' warm watercolors, touched with berry purples throughout, are handsomely executed and capture the everyday miracles that are the heart of this story. One of the book's special charms is the abundance of jump-rope rhymes. In an afterword, the author explains the origins of these traditional and new rhymes and also discusses the plants and dyes that make traditional Tanzanian ropes. Ilene Cooper

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