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Down the Back of the Chair

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 3 Ratings and 3 Reviews

Book Description
When Dad loses his car keys, little Mary suggests they might be down the back of the chair. Join in the fun as Dad begins the search, finding everything from a hairy string to a diamond ring-and much, much more! Could the solution to all the family's problems be down the back of the chair?

A lively rhyming text and quirky art come together in this visual explosion of fun and imagination.... More
Book Information
PublisherClarion Books
BindingHardcover (5 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages32
ISBN-10B0036DE46E
Publication Date06/12/2006
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About Margaret Mahy (Author) : Margaret Mahy is a published author, editor, and an illustrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Margaret Mahy include Horribly Haunted School, El Rescate De... more
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About Polly Dunbar (Illustrator) : Polly Dunbar is an author-illustrator. Dunbar is known for her self-illustrated books Dog Blue, Flyaway Katie and Penguin. She is the daughter of children's book writer Joyce Dunbar, who she worked wi... more
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Reader Comments
6/9/2009 Kelly Burstow said: Riotous book, filled with outrageous items that come out from the back of the chair that end being a rags to riches experience. Love the rhyming and the craziness.

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6/10/2008 Melanie Wittwer said: I was at the book launch in 2006, where Margaret Mahy performed the poem live. She has been performing it in her book talks for years on end, but this is the first time it appeared in print.
tags: I recommend, Inspired me

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8/31/2007 Elizabeth Bluemle tagged as: I Read

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