The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes [NOOK Book]

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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.

The country bunny's twenty-one children help her to become an Easter Bunny.

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Overview

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

The country bunny's twenty-one children help her to become an Easter Bunny.

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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."
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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547740713
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/4/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 862,990
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

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.

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2009

    Such a sweet and timeless story!

    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...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2011

    Wonderful classic, great pictures

    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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  • Posted April 20, 2011

    Wonderful story, horrible binding

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

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    Classic

    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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  • Posted December 7, 2009

    Perfect for Children of all ages . . . very timely.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

    Wonderful child's booook!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2006

    Feminist Book

    I loved this book from the time I first read it. It grabbed me somewhere in my heart. I did not realize until decades later, when I bought it for my daughter, that it is truly an early feminist book. The MOTHER bunny prevails over the larger white MALE bunnies who had always been chosen to deliver the baskets to children around the world. The country bunny is a single parent of 21 bunnies. One could interpret the book as dealing with racial issues. Prior to the country bunny, the first female, all the chosen ones were not only male, but also WHITE. The country bunny was both female and brown. I buy this book for any new parents I know.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2003

    CLASSIC - A MUST HAVE FOR EVERY CHILD'S LIBRARY!

    I'm a 27 year old stay at home mother of two, ages 8 and 3. This was one of my absolute FAVORITE books when I was a child. Now I'm buying it to pass on to my own children. This is a book that will be loved for generations to come!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2001

    A must read for the Easter season!

    This is a classic and wonderful story of courage with a female heroine. My parents read this book to my siblings and I every Easter and now I am purchasing it to read to my niece. The title character is a country bunny among male, city bunnies and shows that one person (bunny) can make a difference. A wonderful story that should be read to all children during the Easter season.

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