The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes

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by DuBose Heyward, Marjorie Flack
     
 

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The country bunny attains the exalted position of Easter Bunny in spite of her responsibilities as the mother of twenty-one children.

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The country bunny attains the exalted position of Easter Bunny in spite of her responsibilities as the mother of twenty-one children.

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"It is difficult to believe that this very modern feminist tale was originally written in 1939. A gem of a fantasy in which kindness and cleverness win out over size and brawn."—Learning Magazine
Children's Literature
The busy mother of 21 babies is chosen by Old Grandfather Bunny to be his fifth Easter rabbit but is injured while delivering a special egg to a very sick child. Through its timeless tale of perseverance, kindness, and courage The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, first published 61 years ago, continues to touch readers of all ages today. Marjorie Flack's expressive illustrations are a lovely accompaniment to DuBose Heyward's classic text. 1974 (orig. 1939), Houghton Mifflin. Ages All. Reviewer: Mary Quattlebaum

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395185575
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/28/1974
Series:
Sandpiper Book Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
166,698
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.22(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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From the Publisher
"It is difficult to believe that this very modern feminist tale was originally written in 1939. A gem of a fantasy in which kindness and cleverness win out over size and brawn."—Learning Magazine

Meet the Author

Du Bose Heyward (1885-1940) was the author of several books, including the critically acclaimed novel Porgy, which was the basis for Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

Marjorie Flack (1897-1958) was an author and illustrator of many children's books, including The Story About Ping and The Boats on the River, which received a Caldecott Honor in 1947.

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The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
crazys63 More than 1 year ago
I still love this book and have shared with my nieces and nephews and still have my childhood copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only like to invest in buying books with quality stories for my six year old's library. "The Country Bunny" definitely qualifies! The story, which was first published 70 years ago (!!), is timeless. It does not have what I call the "chew up and spit out", glitzy feel of a lot of books written for children today. Kids actually have to sit still and pay attention to the story for more than five minutes to appreciate its beauty. Being a mom of a little girl, I value strong female characters in literature. The protagonist of this story is a wonderful role model. Now you'll just have to read the book and find out why...
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I pd for the whole book but only 3 pages down loaded!!!! UGGGGGG........ This is my favorite childerens book by far and even read it as a young adult until my childhood copy feel apart. I have just adopted 3 young childeren and was excited to share my love for a book that had brought me such joy. I hope we can get this resolved!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every little girl should have this book. Beautiful example of how a strong woman are kind and know how to delegate! Timeless!
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I read this to my son for the first time on Easter and he loved it as much as I always did as a child. I love this book!
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My parents read this book to me when I was young and now I'm reading it to my children. It's best for ages 3+ because of the text to picture ratio but it's a great story and the pictures stick in your memory because they are so classic 1930's!
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MommyAndTeacher More than 1 year ago
This story is lovely and one of my favorites. However, the book I just received is bound upside down. How does that happen?? Is no one checking the books that are sent out?? I was planning to include this book in my child's Easter basket, but there is no way I will receive a new one by then. I am very disappointed, as this is the first bad experience I've had with Barnes and Noble.
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This classic makes a wonderful baby gift. I enjoy reading it as much as an adult as I did as a child. The idea of a mother bunny putting her dreams on hold for her little ones is a theme any mother can relate to. We may not be able to train our little humans as well as she does her bunnies, but it's consistently inspiring nonetheless. The illustrations are beautiful.
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Charleston_Lady More than 1 year ago
From the Holy City, Charleston, SC, comes a timely tale that champions a single mother, love of family, tenacity, and triumph of the underdog (rabbit!) This book, written and extremely popular in the late 1930's, boldly expresses a truth for all the ages. DuBose Heyward's appreciation for the strength of women and for people of color was far ahead of the mindset during the times in which he lived. This favorite Easter story told over and over to his daughter, Jenifer DuBose Heyward, was published at the request of a friend. When Mr. Heyward sent word to Jenifer that "her" story would be published, he enclosed a dollar for her grandmother to help Jenifer celebrate the event with a party for her friends. Grandmother read the yet-to-be published book aloud at that party. Mrs. DuBose Heyward (Dorothy) later told a friend that Mr. Heyward's time spent penning THE COUNTRY BUNNY, was the most lucrative two hours of his writing career! (It was at Dorothy's encouragement that Mr. Heyward's book PORGY was re-written as a stage production, which caught the eye of George Gershwin, and PORGY & BESS followed.) THE COUNTRY BUNNY should be in every classroom, and read and re-read to children as an example of determination in following their dreams.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 6 grandchildren loved the story and enjoyed hearing it. It started many observations and talk of their own ideas about the little country bunny
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