I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly

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Holiday House, 1947 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Children will have fun looking at Glen Rounds' tongue-in-cheek drawings in this popular chant about an old lady who swallows a fly, spider, bird, cat, dog, goat, and horse!

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User Review  - tmalon4 - LibraryThing

I loved the sing-songy nature of the rhymes in this book, and remember reading it as a kid. In the story, the author begins with an old lady who swallowed a fly, “I don’t know why she swallowed the ... Read full review

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User Review  - rjayne2 - LibraryThing

I think that the message in this story was to show how event happen in sequence. I had mixed feelings about this books because I liked the rhyming and how it was a silly story but I did not like the ... Read full review

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About the author (1947)

Rounds, who was born in 1906 in a sod house near Wall, South Dakota, and moved to Montana one year later in a covered wagon. He wrote dozens of tall tales and realistic books about rural America, especially North Carolina, where he lived, and Montana, where he was brought up. Rounds first book, Ol' Paul, the Mighty Logger, was published in 1936 by Holiday. He won the AAUW Award in 1983 for Wild Appaloosa. The AAUW Award was created in 1953 to honor North Carolinan children's authors.Rounds died in Pinehurst, NC, September 27, 2002, after a long illness. He was 96.

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