Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One

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Dutton Children's Books, 1992 - Animals - 32 pages
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"Aunt Isabel is delighted to have her niece Penelope spend the night, and a made-to-order story is part of the package...Asking for guidance from Penelope along the way, Isabel weaves a story of a handsome prince and the enigmatic Lady Nell...In a stylistic departure for the gifted artist, fanciful mice take the spotlight here, and the delicate watercolors brim with fairy-tale characters and atmosphere." -- Publisher's Weekly

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

There's a lot going on here: a story within a story—Aunt Isabel, a bohemian-looking mouse, pauses in her artistic endeavors (her drawings and paintings are informally hung around her snug home) to ... Read full review

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User Review  - conuly - LibraryThing

Instead of just telling a story, Aunt Isabel sets out to explain HOW she tells a story, as she does it. And she does, fairly competently (and without sounding too didactic, something which always ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Kate Duke was born in New York City on August 1, 1956. She attended Duke University and took art classes in New York City. She was a children's author and illustrator. Her first book, The Guinea Pig ABC, was published in 1983. Her other works include Guinea Pigs Far and Near, What Would a Guinea Pig Do?, Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One, and Ready for Pumpkins. She also provided illustrations for other authors including Joanna Cole and William Hooks. She died on April 20, 2014 at the age of 57.

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