By A Thread

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Orca Book Publishers, 2005 - JUVENILE FICTION - 32 pages
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The toy box has erupted and the toys are perched high, dangling low, hanging by a thread. Bard, the old bear, has been lucky enough to land in the underwear drawer and from there is able to assist his friends, if only they will follow his daring directions. By a Thread is about heroism in small places, all the different kinds of courage a child can draw upon. The text rhymes, and its rhythm takes the tongue on a rollicking ride. Even the most determined reader will not be able to read the story silently.

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User Review  - lesley. - LibraryThing

Beo is a little girl with a messy room full of all her friends (ie. toys and stuffed animals). Beo is busy pretending with them, when hr mother comes in, looks around, and asks, "Where's the floor ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Text and pictures burst with energy as a "toy box volcano" erupts and tosses Beo and her stuffed animals everywhere. One swings from a curtain; one grasps a blanket thread which is slowly unraveling ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Primarily a playwright, Ned Dickens lives a life filled with adventure. He has twice raised the money to buy a vehicle and drive it to Nicaragua to donate to development projects. He has been a special education teacher and has done theater with street kids.

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