Cork & Fuzz: The Collectors

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Viking, Penguin Group, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Cork is a short muskrat who likes to collect shiny stones. Fuzz is a tall possum who also likes to collect shiny stones. Fuzz tries to collect a ?stone? from a duck?s nest and, in turn, the mama duck tries to collect him. Will Cork be able to save his friend?

An Easy-to-Read series that critics compare to ?the measured dialogue and sweet illogic of Arnold Lobel?s Frog and Toad,?** Cork and Fuzz collect fans with each new adventure.

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CORK AND FUZZ: The Collectors

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Cork, the short muskrat who collects shiny stones, and Fuzz, the tall possum who collects, well, most things, including feathers, return in a fourth easy reader. Their slightly rivalrous friendship ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Dori Chaconas was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1938. The second child in a family of seven, Dori fell into the role of storyteller, nursery rhyme singer, and general entertainer for her siblings. She claims she learned about story pacing early. If the story action lagged, her fidgety audience would either scatter or start a poking war.

She has been married to Nick, her high school sweetheart, for 44 years. Everyone says the romance will last. They raised four daughters, and are now enjoying three grandsons—especially Grandpa, having been outnumbered by women all those years.

When their daughters were young, Dori wrote for them. She published three picture books and more than fifty stories in children's magazines. In the 70's, her interest turned to yarn embroidery design and she sold designs to major needlework companies and national magazines.

In 1997, Dori started writing stories again, partly to keep her grandsons from fidgeting or starting poking wars. Her stories reflect the warmth of family life. Dori gives credit to her parents for giving her a strong sense of family, and to her children and grandchildren for keeping it alive.

Lisa McCue has illustrated many books for young readers. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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