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Mary's Penny

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Mary's Penny
Written by Tanya Landman
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763647681
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Mary's Penny

author: Tanya Landman
illustrator: Richard Holland

Long, long ago, in the golden, olden days, a farmer devised an ingenious competition to determine who should inherit his farm. Which of his children -- Franz, Hans, or Mary -- could fill the house with something that cost a mere penny? Did straw do the trick? Were feathers sufficient? Or did it take something a little more creative? Tanya Landmanís retelling of a traditional tale, illustrated with Richard Hollandís stylish artwork, reminds us that sometimes the greatest value can be had for only a penny.

With whimsical illustrations, a feminist fable proves that brains outweigh brawn when three siblings enter a most enlightening competition. (Ages 5-7)
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0763647683 /  9780763647681
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
5 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 8 1/8" x 11 13/16"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
Legends, Myths, Fables; Lifestyles; Performing Arts; Girls & Women; Historical;
author’s comments:
Tanya Landman is the award-winning author of I Am Apache, The Goldsmithís Daughter, and many other books for young readers. She lives in Devon, England.
illustrator’s comments:
Richard Holland is the illustrator of The Museum Book by Jan Mark and The Time Book by Martin Jenkins. Richard Holland lives in Essex, England.
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