Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble by Phyllis Root

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Old Man Trouble can really cause a stir in a household and turn things upside down for Aunt Nancy, but being more clever than he is, she can turn his bad doings into good situations, bringing defeat to Old Man Trouble's mischievous ways.
 

About Phyllis Root

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Phyllis Root says this story was inspired by her childhood memories of Mother Holle, a character in German fairy tales. She lives in snowy Minneapolis, Minnesota. David Parkins is an illustrator. He art college in 1978. He is married to Angie and has a stepdaughter (Lucy), a stepson (Wills) and a daughter (Hattie). Although he was born in England, he currently lives in Cardinal, Ontario, Canada.
 
Published May 3, 1996 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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In the stylized voice of a storyteller, replete with old-fashioned comparisons and idiosyncratic syntax, Root (Contrary Bear, 1996, etc.) tells of Aunt Nancy's triumph over Old Man Trouble by pretending that all the bad luck he sends her way are really blessings.

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Mountain humor abounds in this newly spun yarn by the pair that hatched Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble (1996).

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His Cousin Lazybones is an unkempt bumbling giant of a man, the antithesis of diminutive Aunt Nancy in her tight coif and apron.

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Aunt Nancy is having one of those days: it's barely sunup and her spring has gone dry and she's lost her ""good luck three-legged wooden buffalo nickel."" Such misfortune must mean Old Man Trouble is nearby, and before long the Old Man--irritation personified--knocks on Aunt Nancy's log cabin door.

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""Root's yarn-spinning talents shine in a tale laced with mountain vernacular,"" said PW of this original folktale, published in an oversize format, about a woman who outwits a Mephistophelian visitor.

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