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Fair Monaco (Paperback)

Author:  Brock Cole
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1932425071
ISBN-13: 9781932425079
Sku: 36381100
Publish Date: 11/1/2004
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 10.25H x 9.5L x 0.5T
Age Range:  10 to 13
 
With enchanting watercolors, expressive drawings, and wry storytelling, Cole presents his newest creation that tells the story of three little girls who visit their Granny and hear her recollection of when she danced with the Prince of Monaco long ago. Full color.
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Maggie, Katie, and Nora try to help their always-worried and fearful grandmother by entering her dreams and replacing her fears of burglars, trains, and bills with images of sails, sun, and the sea.
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This picture book is a celebration of the transformative power of attitude. Maggie and her sisters Kate and Nora are staying at their grandmother's house because their father is away and their mother is ill. Granny is a fearful soul, lecturing the children about the "bad boys" and carefully showing them how to work the locks to keep vicious marauders at bay. The view from Granny's apartment is grim and filthy, with trash strewn about and aimless children standing around. Granny won't dare let Maggie and her sisters go out by themselves because of the evident danger everywhere. That night, the girls are plagued by terrible nightmares until Maggie consciously chooses to have pleasant dreams instead. The following morning, even Granny is in an upbeat mood, and the street outside her door now radiates vitality and cheer. Full-color illustrations by the author accompany his text.
Author Bio
Brock Cole
Brock Cole was a professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin before becoming the author of novels and picture books for children.
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