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A Big, Spooky House by Donna Washington

A Big, Spooky House

by Donna Washington

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A BIG man, A STRONG man sets out to join the army, but gets caught in the rain and spends the night at a spooky house and finds a series unsettling surprises inside. ( )
  Srwhite | Sep 23, 2014 |
A Big, Spooky House is the story of a strong, brave man who confronts fear for the first time in his life as he spends the night in a mysterious mansion. The illustrations really bring this story to life by it's use of colorful paintings to help tell the story. It is a very good book with a nice, surprise ending. ( )
  dbcollin | Sep 19, 2012 |
A strong man is asked to volunteer in the army and he is confident he can do this. He is asked if he needs help along his way but he knows he can do everything on his own. He walks through a thunderstorm and into a scary house. He walks into this house and makes himself at home until he looks down at a talking cat. Weird things begin to happen and the cat grown bigger and bigger. The once brave, strong man dashes in fear. ( )
  SarahChaisson | Jan 30, 2012 |
Everyone loves a spooky story at Halloween time, and this folktale is just the ticket. A big, strong man is so confident of his size and strength that he never gets scared of anything. He walks through a thunderstorm, he barges right into a haunted house, and he stares down a talking black cat. Is there anything he's afraid of? Oh yeah, there is!
  scducharme | Oct 21, 2010 |
I've heard many versions of this story, but this version is particularly great. I love the repetitive elements and the way he snaps his fingers. It's wonderful language to read aloud. Nicely done. ( )
  adge73 | Aug 31, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0786812311, Paperback)

The BIG, STRONG man isnt afraid of anything. He knows he can win every fight, climb any hill, and overcome any obstacle in his way. But when he decides to stay the night in a mysterious deserted mansion on a hill, the BIG, STRONG man finds out that perhaps he isnt the BRAVEST man around. Grounded in the oral tradition, this spooky tale will delight readers and begs to be read aloud.

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On his way to join the army, the big strong man of the village, who is scared of nothing, spends the night in a spooky house where a series of ever-larger cats ask him an unusual question.

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