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Publisher Comments:

Who's Epossumondas? Why, he's his mama's and his auntie's sweet little patootie, that's who. He's also the silliest, most lovable, most muddleheaded possum south of the Mason-Dixon line!

Better choose your words wisely when he's around, 'cause otherwise you never know what you'll get. Epossumondas just might bring you a fist full of crumbs, or a soaking wet puppy, or a scruffy wad of bread--oh, you just wouldn't believe it!

Renowned storyteller Coleen Salley and Caldecott Honor illustrator Janet Stevens team up for this outrageous twist on the Southern story of the noodlehead who takes everything way too literally. (Or is that Epossumondas just pulling his mama's leg?)

Synopsis:

Southern storyteller Coleen Salley and hilarious illustrator Janet Stevens join talents in this irreverent twist on a classic tale.

Synopsis:

Mama and Auntie simply adore their pet possum and care for him with all the affection in the world, but they have to be careful what they say around him because in his efforts to please them, Epossumondas takes everything way too literally. 50,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

A retelling of a classic tale in which a well-intentioned young possum continually takes his mother's instructions much too literally.

About the Author

COLEEN SALLEY was a professor of children's literature for thirty years and now travels widely as a professional storyteller. The old tale of Epaminondas is her trademark, and her new variation appears in print for the first time as Epossumondas. A native Southerner, she lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

JANET STEVENS is the author-illustrator of many popular and award-winning books for children, including the Caldecott Honor book Tops and Bottoms. She used her friend Coleen Salley as a character model in both Epossumondas and the ABBY Honor Book To Market, To Market. Ms. Stevens lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547539287
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Folklore
Illustrator:
Janet Stevens
Author:
Salley, Coleen
Author:
Stevens, Janet
Author:
Coleen Salley
Subject:
Fools and jesters
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Literature / Classics
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Opossums
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Humorous Retelling
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Picture Books-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20020801
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.5 x 10 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 7

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Product details 40 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - English 9780547539287 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Southern storyteller Coleen Salley and hilarious illustrator Janet Stevens join talents in this irreverent twist on a classic tale.

"Synopsis" by , Mama and Auntie simply adore their pet possum and care for him with all the affection in the world, but they have to be careful what they say around him because in his efforts to please them, Epossumondas takes everything way too literally. 50,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , A retelling of a classic tale in which a well-intentioned young possum continually takes his mother's instructions much too literally.
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