Mary's Penny by Tanya Landman
  

Synopsis

Mary's Penny by Tanya Landman

Sometimes the smallest and most unexpected things have the greatest value, as shown in this stylish feminist fable. This is a story of one farmer, his three children, Franz, Hans and Mary, and an ingenious competition that will determine who should inherit the farm. Which of the farmer's children will be able to fill the house with something that costs a mere penny? Will straw do the trick? Will feathers be sufficient? Or will it take something a little more creative? This is a timeless story promoting the value of knowledge and music.

Reviews

This wise beautifully paced and illustrated fairytale is feminism at its best. (The Times)

About the Author

Tanya Landman

Tanya Landman has written numerous books for children and young people, including Buffalo Soldier, winner of the Carnegie Medal, Apache, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Booktrust Teenage Prize, The Goldsmith's Daughter and Hell and High Water, shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Sam Swann and Poppy Fields mystery series and the beautiful picture book Mary's Penny. Tanya lives in Bideford, Devon, with her husband and their two sons. Read more about the author here.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
40 pages
Interest Age: 5 years +

Author

Tanya Landman
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Author's Website

www.tanyalandman.com/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd June 2011

ISBN

9781406330779


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