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The Lady and the Spider
A spider has made her home among the green hills and valleys of a lettuce leaf. It is a perfect den, just the right size, with a dewdrops pool nearby that will catch moths on moonlit nights. How is the spider to know that the lady intends to eat that very lettuce for lunch one day?
Published July 20th 1987 by HarperCollins
(first published January 1st 1986)
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Does watching the Reading Rainbow episode count as reading this? Okay, well, Levar Burton read this to me via television waves when I was 5 and I've never forgotten it, even though I'd forgotten the title until I found a copy in a used bookstore the other day. So technically I didn't read it until today (Thanksgiving 2015). Just as perfect as I remember. The Lady reminds me of my mother, and if I didn't know any better, I'd think it was based on her. (Even kinda looks like my mother in her 30s, ...more
This is a good book to teach children about perspective and compassion. A lady finds a spider in her garden after the reader learns about the spider's world. Instead of destroying the spider, the lady considers this world and then puts it back where it came from. There is a lot of detail and understanding. Awesome.
Faith McNulty was an American non-fiction author, probably best-known for her 1980 book The Burning Bed. She was born "Faith Corrigan" in New York City, the daughter of a judge. Young Faith attended Barnard College for one year, then attended Rhode Island State College. But she dropped out of college once she got a job as a copy girl at the New York Daily News. She later went to work for Life ...moreMore about Faith McNulty...