Jake Johnson by Tres Seymour
The Story of A Mule

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Farmer Puckett's custom of hauling a wagonload of fireworks to the fairgrounds for the Independence Day Social is endangered when his stubborn new mule named Jake Johnson refuses to move. The battle of will and wits is sure to have young children roaring--and suitably in awe at the raucous, funny fireworks finale. Full color.
 

About Tres Seymour

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TRES SEYMOUR was born in Kentucky and spent his childhood in Tennessee. He is a prolific author of books for young readers, including "Jake Johnson: The Story of a Mule, illustrated by Martha Gray Carrington; "Our Neighbour is a Strange, Strange Man, illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop: "Hunting the White Cow, illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin; and we "Played Marbles, illustrated by Dan Andreasen. He now lives in Kentucky and works as a National Park Service ranger at Mammoth Cave National Park. This is his first book with Candlewick Press.
 
Published March 15, 1999 by DK CHILDREN. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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71, etc.) tells an enchanting story about a battle of wills between Farmer Puckett’s wife and Jake Johnson, the new mule that Farmer Puckett bought to pull his wagon of fireworks to the town’s Independence Day social.

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Seymour (The Gulls of the Edmund Fitzgerald) has some fun with that old saw, stubborn as a mule in this leisurely paced picture book. Farmer Puckett plans to use the hu-mon-gous Jake Johnson t

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Farmer Puckett plans to use the ""hu-mon-gous"" Jake Johnson to ""haul fireworks to the fairgrounds for the Independence Day Social."" Jake has other ideas.

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