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One-Eye! Two-Eyes! Three-Eyes! by Aaron Shepard
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Jun 13, 2012

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bookshelves: children-s-literature, picture-book, fairy-folk-tales, sisters, knights-knighthood, goats, magic
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Two-Eyes, named for her two eyes on her face (as opposed to her sisters: One-Eye and Three-Eyes), is considered different because she only has 2 eyes. Her sisters only allow her to eat leftover scraps from their meals. But one day, while Two-Eyes is walking the goat, an old woman who floats through the air, appears to her. Upon hearing of why the girl is upset, the old woman teaches her a rhyme that makes a table-ful of food appear. And when she's finished the table disappears with another rhyme.

Well, her sisters quickly become suspicious when Two-Eyes no longer is eating her leftover scraps. One-Eye decides to follow her the next day. The old woman appears again to teach her how to put her sister to sleep so that she can eat. But then Three-Eyes decides to follow her. Two-Eyes tries the same rhyme on Three-Eyes and doesn't realize that it doesn't work the same. So Three-Eyes now knows that Two-Eyes says a rhyme and the goat makes food appear. The sisters get rid of the goat.

Well, not to be outdone, the old woman gives Two-Eyes a seed and tells her to plant it. The seed becomes a huge silver apple tree. When her sisters try to climb it the apple boughs stay out of reach. Suddenly, a knight in shining armor shows up requesting an apple. But of course, the sisters can't reach it. So they have to let Two-Eyes out of the barrel they've shoved her into. Once the knight sees her he's in love. Having been able to get an apple for him by way of magical rhyme, Two-Eyes has been taken away from her awful sisters to become the knights wife and live in a castle.

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