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Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher
     

Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher

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by Molly Bang
 

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"The Wily woman eludes the thief and then leads him into an eerie swamp where this curious adventure takes a surprising and laughable turn."--Publishers Weekly. A Caldecott Honor Book. An ALA Notable Children's Book. A Booklist Editors' Choice. Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Full color.

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"The Wily woman eludes the thief and then leads him into an eerie swamp where this curious adventure takes a surprising and laughable turn."--Publishers Weekly. A Caldecott Honor Book. An ALA Notable Children's Book. A Booklist Editors' Choice. Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A grandmotherly woman, depicted mostly in negative space, outwits a persistent blue imp. PW described the Caldecott Honor book as "extraordinary.... [The] illustrations are unparalleled in effects." Ages 4-8. (May)
Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
I confess that at first I didn't know how to "read" The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher, but now it is a book I return to again, loving its aura of mystery. Completely wordless, except for the title, this Caldecott Honor-winning book depicts an old woman clothed in grey chased by a wiley blue fellow who is after her strawberries. She leads him down mysterious hallways, on a wild bus ride, into the woods where she disappears into a grey-shadowed landscape. She seems everywhere and nowhere. In search here and there, the Strawberry Snatcher comes upon a blackberry bush and his taste undergoes an interesting change.
From the Publisher
Publishers Weekly The award-winning artist has conceived and realized an extraordinary picture book. Bang's illustrations are unparalleled in effects, full-color paintings and collages in which the surrealistic and the representational combine to tell a story without words.

ALA Booklist This wordless picture book depends on eerie art and high drama for holding its scrutinizers, and they will be held.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689803819
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
05/01/1996
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
393,593
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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Grey Lady And The Strawberry Snatcher 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this book at least once a week or more in my elementary school library. It got to where I simply walked in the door and the librarian would point me to the rack where I always placed it back. As I read I made up the story for myself, and I always changed it, too. I'm now 16, and want to purchase an original 1980 copy for my future children...and I might flip through it now and then, too. It makes the child, adult, or teen reader use their imagination as they look at the exceptionally illustrated pictures. I would recommend thisbook to anyone for them or their children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There once was a grey lady who loved strawberries. One day she went to market to buy some big, juicy, oh-so-yummy, strawberries. The old man who worked at the produce stand gave the grey lady her berries. As she walked out of the market with her basket in hand, someone spied her from around the corner. It was the Strawberry Snatcher! He tucked his hands behind his back and slowly crept behind her. After passing by the town bakery, the Grey Lady catches the Strawberry Snatcher trying to steal her berries and the chase begins! Through the town and the deep, dark, forest, the Strawberry Snatcher chases the grey lady. Will the Strawberry Snatcher catch the grey lady and take her berries or will he find something that he likes even more than strawberries?