Loop the Loop by Barbara Dugan

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Anne has never met anyone like Mrs. Simpson. She travels in a wheelchair and performs fabulous yo-yo tricks. Anne thinks Mrs. Simpson is magnificent--and young readers will readily agree. "Both funny and touching....A lively story and at the same time one of the best books about old age for a young child."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.

About Barbara Dugan

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Dugan is a research associate in the department of neurology at Oregon Health Sciences University. James Stevenson is the creator of many acclaimed books for children and is a cartoonist for "The New Yorker," He lives in Cos Cob, Connecticut.
Published January 1, 1992 by Trumpet CLub Inc. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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later, visiting her in a nursing home, Anne gives Mrs. Simpson her beloved doll, thus completing the circle suggested in the title (the name of a yo-yo game)--the old lady assures Anne that ``I know all about babies.'' The brisk narrative is full of funny, poignant conversations in which Mrs. Sim...

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Written with simplicity, utter lack of sentimentality and great good humor, it tells how young Anne befriends a senior citizen in the park--who, it turns out, does terrific yo-yo tricks and says of herself, ``I'm magnificent and I know it!'' Upbeat Mrs. Simpson invites Anne and her mother to tea ...

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