Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One

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Dutton Children's Books, 1992 - Animals - 32 pages
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"Aunt Isabel is delighted to have her niece Penelope spend the night, and a made-to-order story is part of the package...Asking for guidance from Penelope along the way, Isabel weaves a story of a handsome prince and the enigmatic Lady Nell...In a stylistic departure for the gifted artist, fanciful mice take the spotlight here, and the delicate watercolors brim with fairy-tale characters and atmosphere." -- Publisher's Weekly

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User Review  - Alicia - Goodreads

So cute. Strong female character and teaches "the ingredients" to making a good story. Read full review

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User Review  - Cordellya Smith - Goodreads

This book is very creative. I love the way it is structured so that the child who is being told the story is an active participant in creating it. I can see teachers in primary school using this story in the classroom to teach children about the structure of narratives. Read full review


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About the author (1992)

Kate Duke was born in New York City on August 1, 1956. She attended Duke University and took art classes in New York City. She was a children's author and illustrator. Her first book, The Guinea Pig ABC, was published in 1983. Her other works include Guinea Pigs Far and Near, What Would a Guinea Pig Do?, Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One, and Ready for Pumpkins. She also provided illustrations for other authors including Joanna Cole and William Hooks. She died on April 20, 2014 at the age of 57.

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