Clay Boy

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Harper Collins, May 30, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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An insatiable boy made of clay devours everything in sight until a fiesty goat ruins his appetite. Vibrant paintings invigorate this retelling of a Russian folktale.
 

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Clay Boy a Russian folk tale. This story is age appropriate for pre-k – kindergarten. This story is a moral about the cost of getting what you wish for. The simple folk tale demonstrates that a simple ... Read full review

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Clay Boy is a Russian folktale. An elderly couple, whose children have moved away, yearn for a new child and make a little clay boy. However, the clay boy has a voracious appetite and as he consumes ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Mirra Ginsburg was born in Bobruisk, Byelorussia in 1909. As a child, she learned to love books. Folk tales were her favorite type of story, especially those from her native country. She wanted to share the richness, wit, and beauty of the tales with American children and did with her translation work. She died on December 26, 2000.

Jos. A. Smith, illustrator of Hurry! by Jessie Haas, Ogres! Ogres! Ogres!: A Feasting Frenzy from A to Z by Nicholas Heller, and A Creepy Countdown by Charlotte Huck, lives in New York City.

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