Sally Arnold by Cheryl Ryan

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Beliving that the gray-haired and scary-looking Sally Arnold is a witch, young Jenny is afraid to gather herbs in the woods and secretly spies on Sally's daily tasks before learning to overcome her superstitions and make friends.
 

About Cheryl Ryan

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BILL FARNSWORTH is the illustrator of more than fifty children's books. His work includes images for the Kaya books in the American Girl Series, and he has received numerous awards and honors, including Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, and selection for the Society of Illustrator's Original Art Show. Farnsworth's warmly-lit oil paintings gracefully illuminate the Maine landscape and Sockalexis's days on the baseball diamond. Farnsworth lives with his family in Venice, Florida.
 
Published April 1, 1996 by Dutton Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Resourceful as well as a herbalist, Sally teaches Jenny how to weave a gathering basket, and soon the two of them are roaming the woodlands together seeking out ``mushrooms, ginseng, and wild asparagus.'' The story, though slow moving and predictable, imparts some sense of the region.

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Set in rural West Virginia, this comfortably predictable story from a first-time author reminds youngsters not to judge by appearances. Jenny Fox has come from the city to spend the summer with her gr

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Set in rural West Virginia, this comfortably predictable story from a first-time author reminds youngsters not to judge by appearances.

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