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Salter, Heidi.

ISBN 10: 0933849214 / ISBN 13: 9780933849211
Published by Kansas City, MO: Landmark Editions, (c.1989.), 1989
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Wonderful and appealing children's book with many brightly colored illustrations by the author. Winner of the 1988 'Written and Illustrasted by . Awards Contest.' INSCRIBEDby the author 'May the Grimleys alway wither at your touch'and dated in teh year of publication, Fine in glossy illustrated boards. Bookseller Inventory # 28201

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Publisher: Kansas City, MO: Landmark Editions, (c.1989.)

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Taddy's vivid imagination is unappreciated and a source of trouble until she meets an old bag women who understands her and inspires her to an amazing act of courage

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Kindergarten-Grade 5-- These winning books in the &quot;1988 Written and Illustrated By . . . Award Contest&quot; are a tribute to the creative abilities of young people. Haidle uses delicate watercolors to illustrate her sensitive story about a disagreeable elfkin who seeks solitude until he rescues an injured snail and comes to value companionship. The detailed drawings create an enchanted world with elfkins living in hollowed-out mushrooms furnished with leaves and acorns, while Elmer's facial expressions clearly reflect his changing moods. In MacKeen's story, Jeremiah T. Fitz can't get his car started, so he tries the advice of a variety of colorful animals. The careful attention to detail in the illustrations, especially in Jeremiah's Victorian attire and the old-fashioned automobile, contribute to enjoyment. Salter's blend of fantasy and reality presents a more complex story. Taddy lives with her unhappy, cranky grandfather. An elderly woman convinces her that she must battle the Grimly, a horrible creature who destroys the imagination, to release her grandfather and save herself from his clutches. Armed with laughter, song, colors, and huge amounts of imagination, Taddy defeats the Grimly. The expressive characterizations and vibrant colors in the illustrations contribute to the mood of the story. Unfortunately, their potential impact is diminished by the dense text that leaves little space for pictures. These books should become immediate favorites with children, and they illustrate what can be accomplished by young people when they are given the appropriate resources and encouragement. --Phyllis K. Kennemer, Jefferson County School District, Lakewood, CO<br />Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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