The Enormous Potato
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Enormous Potato by Aubrey Davis
Book DescriptionFolk tales give us hope. They show us that we can succeed in spite of apparent problems. And they entertain. Perhaps this accounts for their universal appeal and their amazing ability to survive. ?The Enormous Potato? is one such story that has been around for generations. Retold by professional storyteller Aubrey Davis, it shows what can be accomplished when everyone lends a hand to solve a problem. The Enormous Potato begins with a farmer who plants an eye --- a potato eye. It grows and grows into an enormous potato. Harvest time comes, but the potato is so big that the farmer can't pull it out. So he calls for help, first to his wife, then to their daughter, then to the dog and so on. Energetic illustrations capture the growing determination of the family to free the potato from the soil and the celebratory feast that follows their success.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781550746693
(229mm x 254mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Kids Can Press
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: Canada
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Sody Salleratus, Paperback / softback (August 2011)
A humorous retelling of a traditional American folktale.
Bone Button Borscht, Paperback / softback (February 2011)» View all books by Aubrey Davis
One clever beggar plus six bone buttons equals one miracle soup and a delicious, delightful story.
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Author Biography - Aubrey Davis
For more than 30 years, Aubrey Davis has told stories, performing and conducting workshops across Canada and the United States. His books have received glowing reviews and multiple awards, including the Sydney Taylor Award, the Mr. Christie Award (Silver) and the Canadian Jewish Book Awards Children's Literature Prize. Aubrey lives in Toronto, Ontario.Du?an Petri?i? is an award-winning children's book designer and illustrator whose books include The Enormous Potato and Lickety-Split. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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