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Tsugele's Broom

Tsugele's Broom

by Valerie Scho Carey, Dirk Zimmer (Illustrator)

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Stephanie Zvirin
Woodcut borders add a folk art flavor to the busy, bright artwork that enlivens this original folktale. Independent Tsugele shocks her parents by declaring that she sees "no reason why a strong and clever girl," such as herself, need marry. "Find me a man as reliable as my broom and I will marry him." When the matchmaker fails to find her a husband (one suitor is too vain; the other too lazy), Tsugele bids her parents goodbye and, broom in hand, strikes out on her own. The story dips into fantasy for its resolution, which finds Tsugele rewarded for her independent spirit and hard work with "exactly" the suitor her heart desires. A spirited blending of comedy, fancy, and folklore--with a distinctly feminist feel.

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HarperCollins Publishers
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1st ed
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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