Boy Who Ate Words

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Harry N. Abrams, Feb 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 37 pages
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Gabby appears to be a perfectly normal child--except that he has a hard time with words: they bump along, crash into each other, and are unintelligible to others. This touching, winsome story reveals how Gabby sorts out his problem with help from a little girl who wants to communicate with him. Full color.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An idiosyncratic tale that creates a gastronomical playground from mere words. Gabby (as his name reveals) is a boy who speaks too much. Exasperated by his endless questions and run-on sentences ... Read full review

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Julie Harris's unforgettable perfomance in the lead role in "The Member of the Wedding," both on Broadway and on film, first brought her fame. Her stage career has included highly acclaimed solo performances as Emily Dickinson in "The Belle of Amherst" and as Isak Dineson in "Lucifer's Child," Her film credits include "East of Eden, Requiem for a Heavyweight," and "Gorillas in the Mist.

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