I Know an Old Lady by G. Brian Karas

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"I know an old lady who swallowed a fly. / I don't know why she swallowed a fly. / Perhaps she'll die." In Brian Karas's zany interpretation of this classic children's song, a young boy spies an old lady with a big appetite for animals. (Musical score included.)

About G. Brian Karas

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Published January 1, 1994 by Scholastic Inc.. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Karas (Like Butter on Pancakes, Children's Forecasts, Jan. 23) may not know why the old lady of the 1960 Rose Bonne/Alan Mills song swallowed the fly, but his funereal palette captures the mood of the rhyme in all its macabre splendor.

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