One Bright Penny by Geraldine McCaughrean

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In this clever tale, Pa gives his three children a challenge. He declares with a chuckle, "If one of you can fill the barn for a penny, I'll give you the farm and go sleep in the chicken coop!" Clearly, Pa doubts any of his children will succeed. Of course, that just makes Bill, Bob, and Penny even more determined to win. Each of the children thinks long and hard and comes up with an idea-but only Penny's plan is ingenious enough to restore harmony to the family.

About Geraldine McCaughrean

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Children and young adult novelist Geraldine McCaughrean was born in Enfield, England and educated at Christ Church College, Canterbury. She worked as a secretary at Thames Television and later worked for a London publishing house. Her writing career includes the retelling of such classics as "One Thousand and One Arabian Nights," "The Canterbury Tales" and "The Bronze Cauldron: Myths and Legends of the World," which is a collection of stories from all over the world. McCaughrean has won the Whitebread Award for "A Little Lower Than the Angels," the Guardian Prize and Carnegie Medal for "A Pack of Lies," and the Beefeater Children's Novel Award for "Gold Dawn. Kathy Henderson is the author-illustrator of AND THE GOOD BROWN EARTH, and the author of LUGALBANDA: THE BOY WHO GOT CAUGHT UP IN A WAR, illustrated by Jane Ray. She lives in London. Paul Howard is the illustrator of GRANDMA'S BEARS by Gina Wilson and FULL, FULL, FULL OF LOVE by Trish Cooke. He lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Published October 14, 2002 by Viking Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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