The Old Woman Who Lived in A Vinegar Bottle

The Old Woman Who Lived in A Vinegar Bottle

A British Fairy Tale

Book - 1995
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In this British variant of a traditional tale, an ungrateful woman who complains constantly about her house is granted increasingly grandiose wishes by a fairy

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Oh what a pity, what a pity pity pity! With this refrain, the old woman in the vinegar bottle complains until she gets a cottage ... then a row house ... then a mansion ... How far will she move up before she's satisfied? Storyteller and children's librarian Margaret Read MacDonald pairs a whiny old woman with a no-nonsense fairy in a comical tale of ever-expanding greed and its natural result. Nancy Dunaway Fowlkes's expansive India ink and watercolor illustrations capture MacDonald's high-spirited rendering of this old British fairy tale.

Publisher: Little Rock : August House LittleFolk, 1995
ISBN: 9780874834154
0874834155
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Dunaway, Nancy 1947-

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