What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

SOLVED: Children's/YA > YA Rich man, poor man...[s]

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message 1: by kvon (new)

kvon | 56 comments "Rich man, poor man,
beggar man, thief.
doctor, lawyer,
Indian chief."

A group of children bought candy from a magical shop, which gave them daydreams of possible futures. One boy got that strip of candy buttons and hit all the characters in the rhyme above. Another had a sugar airplane, and dreamed of flying.

message 3: by kvon (new)

kvon | 56 comments Nope, that was from 2007, this would have been 1970s or 80s. But thanks for the suggestion.

message 4: by D.M. (new)

D.M. Dutcher  | 339 comments I think it might be Penny Candy by Edward Fenton. Hard to find reviews, but a fragment from a library journal reads:

"Paul himself chooses candy buttons, each of which transports him into a
different world according to the count-out rhyme schemes of "rich man, poor man.
In his fantasies, Paul is usually the benefactor or Walter Mitty; after candy
and ..."

message 5: by kvon (new)

kvon | 56 comments That's it! And illustrated by Edward Gorey, no wonder it haunted me. Thanks, Dmdutcher.

message 6: by D.M. (new)

D.M. Dutcher  | 339 comments No problem, glad we could find it for you.

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