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Random House, 1973 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Petunia, the goose, learns that possessing knowledge involves more than just carrying a book around under her wing.

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User Review  - Brenda Vande - Goodreads

Petunia, the silly goose, learns a tough lesson as she tries to impress the barnyard animals with her "wisdom." One day Petunia finds a book. She knows that books make you wise, so Petunia carries the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Courtney Butler - Goodreads

Another book I remember from my childhood. I thought this book was funny and taught a good lesson. I would read this book to students 3rd grade and lower. Read full review


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About the author (1973)

Roger Duvoisin was born in Geneva, Switzerland on August 28, 1904 and came to the United States in 1925. Duvoisin created more than forty books and illustrated more than 140 books for children. Among his more than 40 childrenżs books, he is best known for those featuring Veronica, the hippopotamus, and Petunia, the silly goose. In addition, he created the characters Donkey-Donkey and Hector-Penguin. He also illustrated "Happy Lion," a series written by his wife. He received several awards for his works including the Caldecott Medal in 1947 for White Snow, Bright Snow and a Caldecott Honor in 1966. He received the Society of Illustrators Award, the Rutgers Award, the Silver Medallion of the University of Southern Mississippi and the Kerlan Award of the University of Minnesota. He died June 30, 1980 in Morristown, New Jersey.

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