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Mary's Penny by Tanya Landman

Mary's Penny

by Tanya Landman

Other authors: Richard Holland (Illustrator)

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A cute little fable with a feminist message: it takes brains to run a farm, not brawn. Of course, Mary, the girl in the house who could never run a farm because she's a girl, wins some cute little challenge because she's smarter than her brothers and thus inherits the farm. It's like all of the Emperor Ping stories, but simpler & shorter.

As you can see, I'm hanging out in the library to cool off! ( )
  engpunk77 | Aug 10, 2015 |
I've always thought it paid to be smart and that's exactly what Mary thought too even though she was from a long time ago in the golden, olden days! ( )
  aileenstewart | Sep 23, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763647683, Library Binding)

With whimsical illustrations, a feminist fable proves that brains outweigh brawn when three siblings enter a most enlightening competition.

Long, long ago, in the golden, olden days, a farmer devised an ingenious competition to determine who should inherit his farm. Which of his children — Franz, Hans, or Mary — could fill the house with something that cost a mere penny? Did straw do the trick? Were feathers sufficient? Or did it take something a little more creative? Tanya Landman’s retelling of a traditional tale, illustrated with Richard Holland’s stylish artwork, reminds us that sometimes the greatest value can be had for only a penny.

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A farmer learns that the best man for the job of farm manager is a girl, as his clever daughter bests his brawny sons in a competition.

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