Larky Mavis
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Larky Mavis

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Another orginal picture-book fairy tale

Larky Mavis, an eccentric soul, finds three peanuts in the middle of the road. The first tastes like liver and onions. The second, like bread pudding. And the third -- well, inside the third is a baby. Larky Mavis decides to name it Heart's Delight and to take care of it. She shows it to the teacher, and he says it looks like a worm....more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 3rd 2001 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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A simple little story of a simple woman and her 'find'...a cleverly told and beautifully illustrated book, with an uplifting ending, really!
what an odd book. not bad, just strange.
Every young child should own this book.
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Brock Cole was born a year before the Second World War in a small town in Michigan. Because of his father's work, his family moved frequently, but he never regarded these relocations as a hardship.

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