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When Aunt Lucy Rode a Mule & Other Stories

Porte, Barbara Ann

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ISBN 10: 0531068161 / ISBN 13: 9780531068168
Published by Orchard Books, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1994
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Title: When Aunt Lucy Rode a Mule & Other Stories

Publisher: Orchard Books, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Chambliss, Maxie

Book Condition: As New

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When two sisters go to see their aunt, she tells them stories about her adventures as a young girl visiting her grandparents in the mountains.

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Grade 1-3-Stella and her sister visit their Aunt Lucy and ask her to tell them a story. Protesting that she doesn't recall any, she proceeds to tell them about visiting her grandparents in the mountains when she was little. Beginning with her first ride on a mule, Lucy intertwines a series of adventures involving herself, her grandparents, and her Aunt Cissy, covering everything from going skinny-dipping to getting stung by swarms of bees to helping a woman get rid of a snake in her car. The girls return home with a fresh sense of the unique personalities of their delightful relatives. For contemporary kids whose only concept of "vacation" is a trip to Disneyworld or to some other prepackaged funhouse, Porte's work offers a sense of old-fashioned good times and down-home humor. Chambliss's watercolors, interspersed throughout the lengthy narrative, provide cozy details and add comic touches to Lucy's yarns. Unfortunately, her stories become so intertwined that, like Stella, readers may have difficulty keeping straight the characters and their relationships. Nevertheless, as with When Grandma Almost Fell Off the Mountain and Other Stories (Orchard, 1993), this snippet of family folklore is sure to inspire youngsters to find out some of their own history and could serve as a jumping-off place for storytelling and creative writing.
Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, Wheeler School, Providence, RI
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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