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Tooth Tales from around the World

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What do you do when you lose a tooth? Do you try to exchange it with a beaver for one of his? Do you save it for the Tooth Mouse, or is that the Tooth Fairy? This magically illustrated book shows how children from various cultures and 17 different countries celebrate this rite of passage.

Explores how different cultures have viewed losing teeth and how the idea of the Tooth Fairy originated.

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Overview

What do you do when you lose a tooth? Do you try to exchange it with a beaver for one of his? Do you save it for the Tooth Mouse, or is that the Tooth Fairy? This magically illustrated book shows how children from various cultures and 17 different countries celebrate this rite of passage.

Explores how different cultures have viewed losing teeth and how the idea of the Tooth Fairy originated.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
If you have ever wondered about the customs that are followed by children in other countries when they loose a tooth, then this collection of tooth tales will provide some insights. Back when people believed in witches, they burned teeth to prevent them from falling into evil hands. It is only fairly recently that gifts have been left in exchange for teeth-and in some cultures, it's a tooth mouse instead of a tooth fairy. Credits cite various reference sources, including the Tooth Fairy Museum in Deerfield, Illinois.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881063998
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 522,585
  • Age range: 5 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.64 (w) x 10.99 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Marlene Targ Brill has been creating children's books for many years. She earned her Administrative Certificate at Loyola University and her B.S. at the University of Illinois at Urbana. She received her Masters degree in Early Childhood Education at Roosevelt University.

She started writing while teaching children with disabilities, producing materials to help her students learn. With time, the desire to write grew stronger. Soon she was writing for a variety of formats--magazines, newspapers, newsletters, videotape, and textbooks--developing materials for readers of all ages.

Marlene continues to interact with children through her writing and by visiting schools across the country. She continues to write fiction and nonfiction books, articles, and educational materials for children and adults. She is the author of TOOTH TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD, THE DIARY OF A DRUMMER'S BOY (Millbrook) and RAINY DAYS AND RAINBOWS (World Book). Marlene lives in Illinois with her family.

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