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The Magic Porridge Pot (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Puffin Easy-To-Read)

Harriet Ziefert

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ISBN 10: 0613016998 / ISBN 13: 9780613016995
Published by Turtleback
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Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2605875453

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Title: The Magic Porridge Pot (Turtleback School & ...

Publisher: Turtleback

Binding: School & Library Binding

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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With beginning readers in mind, Ziefert (The Tweeny-Tiny Woman, 1995, etc.) retells the traditional story of the magic pot that won't stop cooking in this entry in the Easy-to-Read series. This time, it is a little girl who saves her mother and the town from a flood of porridge by remembering the right combination of words to shout at the pot. Simple drawings showing a contemporary setting are only part of the recasting process this folktale has undergone. Repeated words and short lines will encourage new readers, and for that, the book is useful. It's just not much fun; the confines of the form, worked to such advantage by Minarik, Lobel, and Rylant (and Nola Buck--see review, above), make for a flat-footed telling here, and since most children know a version of the tale, there's no suspense to engage them. (Fiction/folklore. 4- 7) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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