Something for Nothing by Ann Redisch Stampler
(Aesop Accolades (Awards))

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Dog lived in the noisiest part of Bialystok. All day long he heard the hubbub of the nearby marketplace, and all night long he heard the banging and clanging of workmen unloading their goods. When he could take the racket no more, Dog set off for the country to find a quieter place to live.

On his first night in his new home, a gang of howling and yowling, hissing and screeching cats terrorize him, destroying his newfound peace and quiet. Inspired by a Jewish folk tale, how Dog outwits the rascally cats makes for a humorous, satisfying story, exuberantly illustrated with stunning jewel-toned paintings reminiscent of Marc Chagall’s. Afterword.
 

About Ann Redisch Stampler

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Ann Redisch Stampler based her two books for Clarion on stories from her grandmother, who was born in Belarus and moved to the United States as a young girl. Ms. Stampler lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and children. No Bio
 
Published March 24, 2003 by Clarion Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences.

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His new little house is surrounded by “the blissful quiet of the country twilight”—until the middle of the night, when three rowdy neighborhood cats arrive in his yard to screech, yowl, break branches, and generally wreak havoc.

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