The Squirrel Wife by Philippa Pearce

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A kind young man is rewarded with a bride who is kin to the wild in this beautiful, original fairy tale.

The green people in the woods are feared by all — all except swineherd Jack, who dares to venture into the forest to answer a cry for help. Jack’s heroism unveils the true nature of the green people and earns him an idyllic life with a woman he loves. But can they survive the ignorance around them? Magical storytelling and luminous woodland scenes easily transport readers to another time and place.

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Philippa Pearce is the much-honored British author of TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN, a Carnegie Medal winner; THE BATTLE OF BUBBLE AND SQUEAK, a Whitbread Award winner; and THE LITTLE GENTLEMEN. She passed away in December 2006.Wayne Anderson's illustrations grace numerous books, including the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling DRAGONOLOGY. He lives in Leicestershire, England.
Published January 1, 1972 by Ty Crowell Co. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A folkloric tale of the deep woods, written years ago for a radio broadcast and outfitted here with elaborate, richly textured illustrations.

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