Brave Little Pete of Geranium Street

Brave Little Pete of Geranium Street

by Rose Lagercrantz, Samuel Lagercrantz

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2 ``Back when Pete was just four, /And wishing he wasn't four anymore,'' Pete wishes he were strong and brave and scaryjust like those bullies who are making his life on Geranium Street miserable. In spite of his family's advice (and with typical child logic), Pete is sure that his troubles would be over if only he had a magic cake made of terrible things! He longs for a cake that would make bullies ``stumble and fall'' but ``. . .if you're weak, just have a bite, /And you'll grow muscles overnight.'' Grandma finally comes through with the cake, but Pete comes through with the not-quite-believable, but funny, solution. Eva Eriksson, whose illustrations for The Wild Baby (Greenwillow, 1981) have delighted children, has created detailed animated pictures and an image of a Pete that are memorable. Adapted from the Swedish by Jack Prelutsky, Brave Little Pete of Geranium Street is a story in verse that children will enjoy. Lee Bock, Brown County Pub . Libs . , Green Bay, Wis.

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HarperCollins Publishers
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1st American ed
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5 - 8 Years

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