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published: Sep 1997
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publisher: Kids Can Press

Enormous Potato, The

by Aubrey Davis, illustrated by Dušan Petričić

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list price: $14.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
published: Sep 1997
pages: 32
ISBN:9781550743869
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

Folk tales give us hope. They show us that we can succeed in spite of apparent problems. And they entertain. Perhaps this accounts for their universal appeal and their amazing ability to survive. “The Enormous Potato” is one such story that has been around for generations. Retold by professional storyteller Aubrey Davis, it shows what can be accomplished when everyone lends a hand to solve a problem.

The Enormous Potato begins with a farmer who plants an eye — a potato eye. It grows and grows into an enormous potato. Harvest time comes, but the potato is so big that the farmer can’t pull it out. So he calls for help, first to his wife, then to their daughter, then to the dog and so on. Energetic illustrations capture the growing determination of the family to free the potato from the soil and the celebratory feast that follows their success.

About the Authors

Aubrey Davis

For more than 30 years, Aubrey Davis has told stories, performing and conducting workshops across Canada and the United States. His books have received glowing reviews and multiple awards, including the Sydney Taylor Award, the Mr. Christie Award (Silver) and the Canadian Jewish Book Awards Children's Literature Prize. Aubrey lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Dušan Petričić’s brilliant illustrations have appeared around the world in newspapers, magazines and award-winning picture books including The Man With the Violin, Mattland, and My Toronto. Dušan lives in Zemun, Serbia.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
3 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Awards
  • Winner, Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Award
  • Winner, Palmares des livres preferes des jeunes (Children’s Favourite Books), Communication-Jeunesse
Editorial Review

A real feast for both the eye and the ear, this is a well-honed tale sure to be a storyteller’s favorite.

— Calgary Herald

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