There Was a Bold Lady Who Wanted a Star by Charise Mericle Harper

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There was a bold lady who wanted a star,
I don't know why she wanted a star, it seemed too far...

In this funny, clever adaptation of the classic song "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," Charise Mericle Harper takes readers on a wacky journey as a feisty, bold lady tries everything from skates, to a bike, to a car to reach a star. Children will love poring over all the details in Harper's magical illustrations.

 

About Charise Mericle Harper

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Charise Mericle Harper's illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Outside Magazine, Village Voice, Rolling Stone, San Francisco Magazine, and the San Francisco Examiner, among others. This is her third book for children.
 
Published September 1, 2002 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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“I don’t know why she wanted a star—it seemed too far.” So begins the sequence as the bold lady buys different forms of transport to reach the star in the sky: shoes, skates, bike, car, plane, and finally a big rocket in which she zooms up and catches the star.

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In this folksy revision of "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," an auburn-haired woman in a calico dress looks out her window at a yellow, five-pointed star while her son sleeps under a patterned quilt.

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