One Riddle, One Answer by Lauren Thompson

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About Lauren Thompson

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Lauren Thompson is the author of the Little Quack and Mouse's First series as well as "Polar Bear Night." She works as an editor and lives with her husband, Robert, and son, Owen, in Brooklyn, New York. "Buket Erdogan has always been inspired by vibrant colors and children's art. She illustrates the "New York Times" bestselling Mouse's First series. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published February 1, 2001 by Scholastic Trade. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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A math-loving sultana challenges her suitors to solve a riddle in an original tale that puts an appealingly independent young woman in charge of a traditional fairytale-style “beauty contest.” A powerful Persian sultan wants only the best of husbands for his only daughter, Aziza, and when his adv...

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Italicized text forms a separate rhyming stream of loving maternal commentary (“I am here/ always near”) as the main text describes scenes of loving mother-child companionship, culminating with Joseph, Mary, and their newborn, with animal pairs gathered round.

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