Silly Tails by Jan Mark

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Why is it that no one has ever heard vegetables talk? You see, it all started back in the days when the vegetables lived in a vegetable garden on the opposite side of a hedge from a band of rabbits who lived peacefully munching grass. The carrots were particularly obnoxious and could not refrain from hurling insults at the rabbits. What happened next supplies the long-awaited answer. Full color.
 

About Jan Mark

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Jan Mark is a distinguished children's writer, specializing in short stories. She has won a number of awards for her work, including the Library Assocation Carnegie Medal on two occasions. Her collections of short stories include Nothing to be Afraid Of, Feet and Other Stories, and Enough is TooMuch Already. Jan Mark is a distinguished children's writer, specializing in short stories. Since her first novel, 'Thunder and Lightnings', was published in 1976, she has won a number of awards for her work, including the Library Assocation Carnegie Medal on two occasions. Her collections of shortstories include 'Nothing to be Afraid Of', 'Feet and Other Stories', 'Enough is Too Much Already', 'A Can of Worms', and 'In Black and White and Other Stories'. For adults she has published 'Two Stories' and a novel 'Zeno was Here'. She has also written for radio and television, and she frequently visits schools and colleges to speak about writing. Since childhood she has read and collected nineteenth- and early twentieth-century children's fiction. She lives in Oxford.
 
Published April 30, 1993 by Atheneum.
Genres: Young Adult.

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A witty fable explaining why ``None of you has ever heard a vegetable talk'': The peaceable rabbits (dressed as Puritans) live on one side of a hedge, nibbling the amiably self-renewing grass, while on the other the gallant carrots show off for the benefit of ``fat and vulgar'' lettuces and ``dul...

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Humor with a British accent distinguishes Mark's ( Trouble Halfway ;

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