One Potato, Two Potato

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By Cynthia C. DeFelice
Publisher Farrar, Straus Giroux - (Farrar, Straus Giroux (BYR))
One Potato, Two Potato
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Mr. and Mrs. OGrady are so poor they have just one of everything to share one potato a day, one chair, one blanket full of holes, and one gold coin for a rainy day. After digging up the last potato in their patch, Mr. OGrady comes upon a big black object. Its a pot no ordinary pot, for what they soon discover is that whatever goes into it comes out doubled! Suddenly the OGradys arent destitute anymore. But what they really long for is one friend apiece. Can the magic pot give them that? This retelling of a Chinese folktale pays tribute to the authors Irish heritage, and to the joys of an old marriage, new friendships, and the impulse to share. Using pen and gouache, the artist shows the simple characters in all their winning complexity.

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1528 words1,528 words
32 pages32 pages
Lexile AD630LLexile AD630L
Grade 4 to 8Grade 4 to 8
Published 2006Published 2006

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