Sam Who Was Swallowed by a Shark by Phyllis Root

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Sam the water rat has a dream of sailing on the sea and, as his neighbors scold him about neglecting his garden and his fence, he builds a boat and makes his dream come true.

About Phyllis Root

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Phyllis Root says this story was inspired by her childhood memories of Mother Holle, a character in German fairy tales. She lives in snowy Minneapolis, Minnesota. Axel Scheffler lives in London, England.
Published May 2, 1994 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sam has always wanted to go to sea, but his neighbors, Mr. Barleybean and Mrs. Seednibbler, try to convince him that ``rats should have their paws planted firmly on the ground.'' Sam remains determined nevertheless, and his dream becomes a reality as he buy a boat-building kit and then hammers, s...

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