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Benjy: A Ferocious Fairy Tale by Edwin…

Benjy: A Ferocious Fairy Tale

by Edwin O'Connor

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Once upon a time, not so very many years ago, there lived in a small town called Smiles, Pennsylvania, a boy called Benjamin Thurlow Ballou.
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Benjy was, quite simply, never bad. In fact, he is the most unbearably good little boy it may ever be your misfortune to meet. He lived in a cozy little house with his dearest Mummy (and her diploma and cap and gown), Daddy (who spent his time playing cards in the back of the TV set), and Sid, the family airedale. He was never rude to his dear Mummy and always kissed his Daddy when he hurt him with building blocks. He played such nice, nice games that Sid moved out of the house into a box marked "refuse" in the backyard. All in all, the family was blissfully happy until a good fairy granted the ever-so-deserving little Benjy a wish. And the wish had some very unexpected results...

Benjy is a wickedly funny book about the pitfalls of being just too good, a ferocious and ferociously wonderful story for the most precocious child to the most proper parent to enjoy.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:15 -0400)

Benjy Ballou lives in Smiles, Pennsylvania and is the best little boy in all the world. One might almost call him unbearably good. He's such a very good boy he gets an extra-special wish from a Good Fairy! And oh, what a wish... This wry classic, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edwin O'Connor, is one that girls and boys of all ages, and especially their parents, will want to hear again and again.… (more)

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