Don't Tell the Whole World! by Joanna Cole

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Knowing that his talkative wife will reveal to the world that he has found a fortune buried on their farm, John arranges an elaborate scheme to insure that she will not be believed.
 

About Joanna Cole

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Joanna Cole was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 11, 1944. She attended the University of Massachusetts, Indiana University, and City College of New York where she earned a degree in Psychology. Ms. Cole has worked as an elementary school teacher, a librarian, and a children's book editor. As a child, she loved science and explaining things and this is why she started writing children's books. She writes fiction and non-fiction titles. Her most well-known series are the Magic School Bus and the "Body." Cole's books have received a number of honors. A Horse's Body and A Snake's Body were both named Outstanding Science Trade Books for children by the joint committee of the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council. In 1982, A Snake's Body was named a Children's Choice Book by the joint committee of the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council. Both A Cat's Body and A Bird's Body were Junior Literary Guild selections. In 1991, she was awarded the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction award. She currently resides in Connecticut.
 
Published January 1, 1990 by T.Y. Crowell. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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In a cheerful, folk-tale-like story with lively, cartoony illustrations, a farmer finds a clever way to avert a disaster that's sure to occur when his wife, as usual, tells a secret: he undermines her credibility.

Sep 30 1990 | Read Full Review of Don't Tell the Whole World!

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Emma's ever-wagging tongue ``drove her husband crazy''--but winds up saving their homestead in this sly cautionary tale. Ages 5-8. (May)

May 04 1992 | Read Full Review of Don't Tell the Whole World!

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