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The Old Woman and the Willy Nilly Man Hardcover – April 6, 1987


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (April 6, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399213554
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399213557
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #584,963 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kindergarten-Grade 5 The old woman has a problem: every night when she tries to sleep, her shoes go dancing all over the house, keeping her awake with the racket they make. At wit's end, she consults the Willy Nilly Man, a scary hermit and conjure man who lives back in the woods. When the Willy Nilly Man tricks her, the old woman retaliates and finally breaks down his gruff exterior so that he cures her shoes of their annoying habit, and the two of them become friends. Rounds' colorful illustrations play up the humor in the story and add richly to the characterizations. The story, based on stories that the author heard in the Oklahoma countryside and the hills of Arkansas, is one that begs to be told, or at least read aloud. The back country dialect is much easier on the ear than on the eye. The rendering of the dialect is not always consistentthe final ``g'' is dropped from most, but not all words, for example. But the overall effect of the story is to bring two ornery, lovable, and humorous characters very much to life for the enjoyment of all. Connie C. Rockman, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, Conn.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AliV on January 30, 2014
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My mom used to read this book to my sisters and me with voices for the different characters. We would laugh and laugh. And underneath the laughter is a message about believing in the goodness hiding even below the wild beard and unfriendly manner of the Willy Nilly Man. When close friends requested favorite books for their baby shower, this one was at the top of my list.
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My mother received the book after it was written from her friend, Jill Wright. She read it to us often and told it in story telling fashion more times than I can count. I am currently taking a Children's Literature class and we have to do a character portrayal for our final. I knew there was no other choice than the Old Woman! It is such a great story with wonderful pictures and I love how full of life the old lady is. Thanks so much, Jill for your amazing book.

Alicia Mitchell, Margaret Geis-Smith's daughter.
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By dot on September 19, 2013
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My Children and I have loved this item since we first checked it out at the small community library. I have even asked the librarians there to let me know if they plan on discarding it because i would purchase it. Well, we were tired of waiting and when I saw you had the item we were excited.
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By libby stanton on March 28, 2013
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Another FUN Book to read to your kids. It is fun to read this book with a southern accent. My kids LOVED this and I loved reading it to them!
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