Climbing Rosa by Shelley Fowles

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Outside the king’s palace grows an enormous tree, its top hidden in the clouds. It’s so tall that no one has ever climbed to the top or collected any of its seeds. Rosa's stepmother and stepsister Irma always call her a monkey because she can climb anything from drainpipes to trees. So when the king proclaims that whoever brings down seeds from the tree will marry his son, strong and sprightly Rosa decides to make her stepfamily regret their words. Shelley Fowles’s enchanting illustrations highlight this gloriously funny adaptation of a traditional Hungarian folktale.

About Shelley Fowles

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Born in South Africa, Shelley Fowles specializes in folklore illustrations. She worked with Ann Jungman on The Most Magnificent Mosque.
Published January 19, 2006 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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But as Rosa makes her ascent up the tree, Irma hangs onto her hem and then pushes Rosa out of the tree just when the heroine grabs the seeds.

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