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Clay Boyby Mirra Ginsburg
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A folktale for insatiable readers
Grandpa finds a piece of clay and fashions it into a boy. As soon as the clay boy dries out by the fire, he jumps up and cries, "I am here! I am hungry!" He eats and eats, and he grows and grows. And before you know it, the clay boy is a giant threatening to devour the whole village. Will a feisty white goat become the next meal — or the ruination of the greedy clay boy's appetite? Mirra Ginsburg engagingly retells this Russian folktale, and Jos. A. Smith's superb paintings bring it all vividly to life.
An insatiable boy made of clay devours everything in sight until a fiesty goat ruins his appetite. Vibrant paintings invigorate this retelling of a Russian folktale.
In this engaging retelling of a Russian folktale, an old man finds a piece of clay and fashions it into a boy. As soon as the clay boy dries out by the fire, he jumps up and cries, "I am here! I am hungry!" He eats and eats, and grows until the clay boy is a giant threatening to devour the whole village. Full color.
About the Author
Jos. A. Smith, illustrator of Hurry! by Jessie Haas, Ogres! Ogres! Ogres!: A Feasting Frenzy from A to Z by Nicholas Heller, and A Creepy Countdown by Charlotte Huck, lives in New York City.
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