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The Resource The peddler's bed, written by Lauri Fortino ; illustrated by Bong Redila

The peddler's bed, written by Lauri Fortino ; illustrated by Bong Redila

Label
The peddler's bed
Title
The peddler's bed
Statement of responsibility
written by Lauri Fortino ; illustrated by Bong Redila
Title variation
peddlers bed
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Who, really, is the peddler in the yellow bow tie? A little old man is watering his garden when a squeak squeak squeak gets his attention. In the distance on the narrow country road, he sees a peddler driving his cart. The old man's dog, Happy, barks in welcome. The old man notices a beautiful bed on the top of the cart, and the courtly peddler, whose blue tailcoat matches his bowler, is happy to bring it down - but the old man hasn't any way to pay for it. The peddler makes a bargain: if the old man can make it squeak by the end of the day, it will be his. But the bed is so sturdy it never squeaks, unlike the door of the old man's house, his water pump, a field mouse being chased by Happy, and so on. The old man invites the peddler in for a cup of tea and a bit of conversation, giving the peddler a chance to see the extent of the old man's humble circumstances. The old man is never able to make the bed squeak, but a little kind trickery from the peddler ensures his peaceful rest. Fortino's subtle story of kindness and courtesy features plenty of read-aloud - friendly repetition and onomatopoeia. Redila's palette has the color and clarity of stained glass, and his figures are slightly exaggerated, suggesting Baum's original Oz. -- amazon.com
Summary
When a peddler guarantees that his fine bed will not squeak, a little man makes a deal with him that if he can get the bed to squeak, he will win it, but when the man shows the peddler hospitality, the man is rewarded
Tone
Illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10444857
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fortino, Lauri
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Redila, Bong
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beds
  • Peddlers
  • Kindness
  • Beds
  • Kindness
  • Peddlers
  • Picture books
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The peddler's bed, written by Lauri Fortino ; illustrated by Bong Redila
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn918252493
Dimensions
21 x 27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780991386635
Lccn
2014957940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918252493
Label
The peddler's bed, written by Lauri Fortino ; illustrated by Bong Redila
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn918252493
Dimensions
21 x 27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780991386635
Lccn
2014957940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918252493

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