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Tales of the Good Life

Parker, Laurie

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ISBN 10: 0972961526 / ISBN 13: 9780972961523
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Oversized Unpaginated Colorful illustrations by the author SIGNED on front facing page Previous owner's inscription near upper outside corner of front facing page, otherwise book is AS NEW. Bookseller Inventory # 76187

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Title: Tales of the Good Life

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Glossy Hardback

Illustrator: Parker, Laurie

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition

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In this lyrical rhymed story for children AND adults, old things in a junk store come magically to life and reminisce about the lives of the people to whom they once belonged. Illustrated with beautiful full-color collage artwork (by Parker as well), this charming book features secondhand items as its main "characters"--including a teddy bear, a bike, a golf club, an Easter basket, a watering can, a gumball machine, a tiara, a baseball, a carousel horse, a hymnbook, and a fishing pole. Each item shares happy memories and reflects on the sweet way of life enjoyed by its former owners. This curious, late-night conversation culminates with the ultimate tale--a touching tale with an important message for us all told by a very special object--an American flag. Tales of the Good Life is a fun peek into a junk store, a nostalgic look back, and most of all, a poignant reminder of how precious our way of life really is.

About the Author:

Mississippi artist/writer Laurie Parker is the author and illustrator of nine books. All of her books are intended for adults as well as children, and are crafted in Parker's trademark metered rhyme verse and illustrated with her whimsical collage artwork. This includes the following titles by Quail Ridge Press: "Everywhere in Mississippi," "All Over Alabama," "Mississippi Alphabet," "Texas Alphabet," "Louisiana Alphabet" and "The Turtle Saver." Parker's self-published titles are: "It Really Said Christmas," "Mad for Maroon," and "Tales of the Good Life."

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