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Things That Sometimes Happen

Very Short Stories for Little Listeners

By Avi
Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
LIST PRICE $17.99

    About The Book

    Here are a few things that sometimes happen:
    HAPPY THINGS
    An unpopular Black Crayon proves to a Little Girl how useful he really is.
    SAD THINGS
    On a very hot day, an Ice-Cream Cone waits...and waits...to be eaten.
    EXCITING THINGS
    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 Avi-Writer.com.

    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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