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A Trio of Tolerable Tales

by Margaret Atwood & Duan Petricic

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Wordplay and outrageous adventures rule the day in these three humorous stories from Margaret Atwood, with illustrations by Duan Petricic. Now published together in a chapter book for the first time!

In Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes, Ramsay runs away from his revolting relatives and makes a new friend with more refined tastes.

The second tale, Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda, features Bob, who was raised by dogs, and Dorinda, who does housework for relatives who don’t like her. It is only when they become friends that they realize they can change their lives for the better.

And finally, to get her parents back, Wenda and her woodchuck companion have to outsmart Widow Wallop in Wandering Wenda and Widow Wallop’s Wunderground Washery.

Young readers will become lifelong fans of Margaret Atwood’s work and the kind of wordplay that makes these tales such rich fare, whether they are read aloud or enjoyed independently. Reminiscent of Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Stories, these compelling tales are a lively introduction to alliteration.

About the Authors

Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. Throughout her writing career, she has received numerous awards and honourary degrees. Atwood is the author of more than thirty-five volumes of poetry, children's literature, fiction, and non-fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman, The Handmaid's Tale, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson, with whom she is the Joint Honourary President of the Rare Bird Society within BirdLife International.

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Duan Petricic’s brilliant illustrations have appeared around the world. His latest book, The Dance of the Violin, comes on the heels of the award-winning The Man With the Violin, two stories about world-famous violinist, Joshua Bell. Duan lives in Zemun, Serbia.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
7 to 10
Grade:
2 to 5
Reading age:
7 to 10
Editorial Review

The wide and varied vocabulary will enrich even the most erudite student; an excellent and unusual addition to most collections.

— School Library Journal

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