There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Boot by Linda Smith

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There was an old woman
who didn't like children,

Who lived in a musty old,
crusty old boot,

Who had an old cat
who didn't like kittens,

Who didn't like anything
little or cute.

So when a family with FIVE boisterous children moves into the tumble-down shoe next door, the old woman will do anything to be rid of the pests. But her plan backfires, and soon she discovers a fate worse than children! NOW what will the old woman do?

Jane Manning's lively pictures combine with Linda Smith's rollicking nursery rhyme in a book that will have children laughing out loud.


About Linda Smith

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Linda Smith is the author of "When Moon Fell Down, Mrs. Biddlebox, " and "There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Boot." Linda lived a full life in a short period of time. On June 28, 2000, she passed away after a two-year battle with breast cancer, but she left behind a world of language, love, and good humor that shines through in her books.
Published September 1, 2003 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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The old folk are all marked by scowls beneath oversized red noses—until the old woman hastily stirs up a batch of “Kiddie-Come-Back” that restores her neighbors to a fresh-faced, “clattering, chattering, clamoring crew” of children.

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