Market Day by Eve Bunting
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Tess and Wee Boy observe the farm animals, wonder at the sword-swallower, hear playing of pipes, and experience all the excitement of a country fair in Ireland.
 

About Eve Bunting

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Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Maghera, Ireland, as Anne Evelyn Bunting. She graduated from Northern Ireland's Methodist College in Belfast in 1945 and then studied at Belfast's Queen's College. She emigrated with her family in 1958 to California, and became a naturalized citizen in 1969. That same year, she began her writing career, and in 1972, her first book, "The Two Giants" was published. In 1976, "One More Flight" won the Golden Kite Medal, and in 1978, "Ghost of Summer" won the Southern California's Council on Literature for Children and Young People's Award for fiction. "Smokey Night" won the American Library Association's Randolph Caldecott Medal in 1995 and "Winter's Coming" was voted one of the 10 Best Books of 1977 by the New York Times. Bunting is involved in many writer's organizations such as P.E.N., The Authors Guild, the California Writer's Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers. She has published stories in both Cricket, and Jack and Jill Magazines, and has written over 150 books in various genres such as children's books, contemporary, historic and realistic fiction, poetry, nonfiction and humor. Holly Berry writes and illustrates children's books including Busy Lizzie, which features pictures created with colored pencils and watercolors, Where's Santa? (Lift the Flap), and Old MacDonald Had a Farm, a retelling of the classic tale.
 
Published March 1, 1996 by HarperCollins Publishers. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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Pig-tailed Tess, age seven, and her friend, Wee Boy, who "never grew past four," enjoy the cheerful commotion of farm animals ("you can't walk in the street without your Wellies" because of what the animals "have been doing"), a lace petticoat-stealing goat, and sideshow performers ("We're hoping...

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On bite-size honeycombs: ""The honey tastes of the flowers the bees drank from, and the wax is as thick in your mouth as chewing gum."" Tess's friendship with Wee Boy, whose growth has been stunted, adds a tender underpinning to the story;

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