A Word to the Wise by Johanna Hurwitz
And Other Proverbs

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Presents a list of common proverbs, along with an explanation of what proverbs are and where they come from.
 

About Johanna Hurwitz

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Children's author, Johanna Hurwitz was born and raised in New York City. She attended Queens College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and then Columbia University for her master's in Library Science. She worked as a librarian and taught graduate courses in children's literature and storytelling. Her first title, Busybody Nora was published in 1976 and she has been writing a book or two a year ever since. Her other titles include Dear Emma, Summer with Elisa, A Llama in the Family, Busybody Nora and the Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein. She has written over 60 titles. Her works have won her several state awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the Kentucky Bluegrass Award, the Garden State Children's Choice Award, and the Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Award. Robert Rayevsky was born in Russia and now lives in Massachusetts with his family, three cats, and a miniature dachsund. His many children's books include Under New York, by Linda Oatman, and The Sleepy Men, by Margaret Wise Brown.
 
Published March 1, 1994 by HarperCollins Publishers. 1 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Following a short preface discussing their many honorable origins, a score of the best-known proverbs, illustrated in Rayevsky's usual pungently satirical style.

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Following a short preface discussing their many honorable origins, a score of the best-known proverbs, illustrated in Rayevsky's usual pungently satirical style.

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One especially wry vignette shows a man adding a coin to the piggy bank on his windowsill just as the bank is about to be snatched by a masked burglar, thus demonstrating that although a penny saved may be a penny earned, a fool and his money are soon parted.

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