Curse in Reverse by Tom Coppinger

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After a witch places a curse on them, a childless couple lives in fear for many years before coming to understand that the curse is really a blessing in disguise.

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TOM COPPINGER lives in Ireland. This is his first picture book. Illustrator Dirk Zimmer was born in Goslar, Germany on October 2, 1943. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg. He worked as a painter during the German avant-garde movement and then went into filmmaking. In the late 1970s, he began working as an illustrator for numerous publications including Crawdaddy, the New York Times, and New York Magazine. He illustrated about 40 children's books between 1978 and 2008. He is best known for illustrating In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz, Bony-Legs by Joanna Cole, The One That Got Away by Percival Everett, and Seven Spiders Spinning by Gregory Maguire. He also wrote a book entitled Egon. He died on September 26, 2008 at the age of 64.
Published June 1, 2003 by Atheneum. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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The poor couple who have given her their only bed are dismayed to receive in thanks the “curse of the one-armed man.” Zimmer’s folk-like pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations hold surprises, and tease with tricks of figure and ground.

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After learning the dire consequences of the curses levied against the villagers who denied Agnezza shelter, kids will be pleased to discover how the generous couple's "curse" plays out.

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