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Something for Nothing (Aesop Accolades (Awards))

by Ann Redisch Stampler

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When faced with conflict, one chooses how to respond. This response can either add hostility or find a resolution. After moving from the noisy city, Dog was happy to have found peace and quiet. Unfortunately, three mischievous cats had no intention of giving him peace or quiet in his new home. Although he was angry, he had an idea to get them to stop. The very clever dog was eventually able to get the cats to willingly leave him and his new home in the peace and quiet he had longed for. ( )
  dbuster | Feb 15, 2016 |
A dog decides to move out of his noisy town to a quiet place in the country, but his plans are cut short when a bunch of noisy cats show up. He tricks them in to never cominng back and finally gets his peace and quiet.

Genre: Folkare
Age(s): 5-8
  feboudre | Dec 3, 2011 |
In a captivating trickster tale, a peace-loving dog foils three rowdy cats who terrorize the neighborhood by playing upon their greed. This wry look at the oft-disturbed peace of the Eastern European shtetl is beautifully illustrated. ( )
  STBA | Nov 17, 2009 |
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Dog lived in the noisiest part of Bialystok. All day long he heard the hubbub of the nearby marketplace, and all night long he heard the banging and clanging of workmen unloading their goods. When he could take the racket no more, Dog set off for the country to find a quieter place to live.

On his first night in his new home, a gang of howling and yowling, hissing and screeching cats terrorize him, destroying his newfound peace and quiet. Inspired by a Jewish folk tale, how Dog outwits the rascally cats makes for a humorous, satisfying story, exuberantly illustrated with stunning jewel-toned paintings reminiscent of Marc Chagall’s. Afterword.

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In this variation on a Jewish folktale, a dog moves to the country in search of peace and quiet only to be plagued by three rowdy cats, but he devises a clever plan to end their nightly noise.

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