I Saw Esau

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I Saw Esau
Written by Iona Opie
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763664014
ISBN-13: 9780763664015
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I Saw Esau

author: Iona Opie
illustrator: Maurice Sendak
anthology editor: Iona and Peter Opie

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me."

Thatís what children chant when they are being teased; itís what their parents chanted, and their grandparents and their great-grandparents before them. Collected in this invaluable book are the wit and wisdom of generations of schoolchildren ó more than one hundred and seventy rhymes ranging from insults and riddles to tongue twisters, jeers, and jump-rope rhymes. With Iona Opieís introduction and detailed notes and Maurice Sendakís remarkable pictures ó vignettes, sequences, and full-page paintings both wickedly funny and comically sad ó here is a book that deserves a place among the classic texts of childhood.

"The mood is insouciant glee. A treasure." ó Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$14.00 / $18.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763664014 /  9780763664015
on sale date:
11/2012
type/format:
Poetry Anthology / Paperback
age range:
7 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
160 / 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 5
 
subjects:
Classics; Fairy Tales & Folklore; Humorous Stories; Poetry;
 
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