Benjy in business

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Dial Books for Young Readers, Nov 17, 1983 - Juvenile Fiction - 152 pages
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Eight-year-old Benjy tries various schemes to earn money to buy a baseball glove.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
17
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About the author (1983)

Jean Van Leeuwen was born in 1937 and grew up in the town of Rutherford, New Jersey. After high school she attended Syracuse University, where she majored in journalism, thinking she would like to work on a magazine. Van leeuwen did work for a magazine briefly, then drifted into book publishing, where she found herself in the world of children┐s books, as an editor. She decided to try her hand at writing children's books and so took a writing class.Eventually, her first book, Timothy's Flower, was published. Since then, Van Leeuwen has written more than forty books. In her spare time she teaches a Writers' Workshop for adults and visit schools to talk about books. She also volunteers in a first-grade classroom, where she helps children with their writing. Van Leeuwen has written books that have won a wide array of honors, including the William Allen White Award, the South Carolina Children┐s Book Award, and the Booklist Editors┐ Choices.

Margot Apple was born in Detroit, Michigan and earned a degree in art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She is a freelance illustrator, and collaborates with other authors, as well as illustrating her own picture books, and producing illustrations for Cricket and Ladybug magazines. She has illustrated more than fifty books for children and is best known for her collaboration with Nancy Shaw on the Sheep series. Apple is the author-illustrator of Blanket and Brave Martha and the illustrator of Appaloosa Zebra: A Horse Lover's Alphabet, Runaway Radish, and the "Sheep" books, including Sheep in a Jeep and Sheep Trick or Treat.

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