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Harper Collins, Jul 14, 1983 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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‘A highly diverting picture book about an agreeable pet boa constrictor that earns the affection and gratitude of a French village.’ —BL. ‘Children will love it.’ —H.

Notable Children's Books of 1940–1959 (ALA)
1959 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)
A Reading Rainbow Selection
1958 Children's Spring Book Festival Prize (NY Herald Tribune)


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Once upon a time in a little French town lived an old lady whose name was Madame Louise Bodot. She had one son who was in Africa studying reptiles. One morning the mailman brought her a peculiar O ... Read full review

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User Review  - dangerlibearian - LibraryThing

Good read aloud, very Madeline-ish, Old lady gets a boa constrictor for a pet, he goes everywhere with her, he is the perfect pet, saves her from a robber. Read full review

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