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Go Away, Stay Away

4.12  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The village people join in a festival to free themselves of the demons, goblins, and spirits that cause their misfortunes.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1990 by Scribner Book Company (first published November 1986)
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Cameron
Mar 20, 2014 Cameron added it
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"Go Away, Stay Away" is a work of folklore fiction by Gail E. Haley and tells the story of an Apline family who is troubled by trickster spirits. Each member of the family encounters a different spirit who has made some sort of trouble for them: "spinnikins" tipped over mother's spinning wheel; the "Bunshee" ate all of Peter's sweet buns; the "Kicklebucket" spilt Maria's milk; and the "hobble gobblins" stole Ivan's block of cheese. The father narrates the misfortunes of the family and explains t ...more
Etta Mcquade
Jul 24, 2010 Etta Mcquade rated it it was amazing
How I love this book, as do my children and grandchildren. Haley's adaptation of this Swiss folk tale is artistically illustrated by the author and has the old-country look. The repetiton of "Go Away, Stay Away" is also catching.
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