A Tale of Two Sitters (Adventures of Wishbone Series #9)

A Tale of Two Sitters (Adventures of Wishbone Series #9)

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by Joanne Barkan
     
 

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When David enlists Joe's aid in babysitting, Wishbone escapes from his noisy home and imagines himself as Charles Darnay, a young Frenchman who, despite great danger, returns to France during the Revolution to help a friend.

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When David enlists Joe's aid in babysitting, Wishbone escapes from his noisy home and imagines himself as Charles Darnay, a young Frenchman who, despite great danger, returns to France during the Revolution to help a friend.

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Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
Yes, Wishbone has decided this is the best of times. It is Saturday morning, he has been fed, and he has a whole day to play and run around with Joe, his best friend. However, when Joe teams up with David to work on a science project, and ends up baby-sitting, it seems to be the worst of times for Wishbone. In his ensuing dreams, we are taken back to London and Paris during the French Revolution where we hear the story written by Charles Dickens called "A Tale of Two Cities." In typical Wishbone fashion, children will hear the story from a dog's point of view and gain a familiarity with this classic novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570642777
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/24/1997
Series:
Adventures of Wishbone Series, #9
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.65(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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A Tale of Two Sitters (Adventures of Wishbone Series #9) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
A cute summary: Read the tragic story of Charles Darnay through Wishbone's eyes. It was hard imagining a dog (whiskers, tail, four legs and all) being married to dear Lucie, but that was how it went. I was also concerned about how Sydney Canton would do his part in the story, but it turned out more beautiful than I thought it could. Kudos to the author! For young readers, this is a great way to introduce to them "A Tale of Two Cities." The other half of the story about modern-day Wishbone and his owners, the Talbots, wasn't as interesting to me. And I didn't find Wishbone's "witty comments" appealing –- at all.