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Things That Sometimes Happen

Very Short Stories for Little Listeners

By Avi
Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

    About The Book

    Here are a few things that sometimes happen:
    An unpopular Black Crayon proves to a Little Girl how useful he really is.
    On a very hot day, an Ice-Cream Cone waits...and be eaten.
    A Papa catches cold, so his Little Boy gets to go to work instead!
    These nine very short stories for very young readers -- culled from Newbery Honor author Avi's first book and illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Marjorie Priceman -- ingeniously capture the funny, surprising spirit of a child's imagination.

    About The Author

    Photograph by Katherine Warde

    Avi is the author of more than seventy books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. He has won two Newbery Honors and many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado. Visit him at

    About The Illustrator

    Photo Credit:

    Marjorie Priceman, illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, has won Caldecott Honors for her illustrations in Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! by Lloyd Moss and Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the Frist Hot-Air Balloon Ride, which she also wrote. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

    Product Details

    • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 1, 2002)
    • Length: 40 pages
    • ISBN13: 9780689839146
    • Grades: P - 2
    • Ages: 3 - 7

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