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The Rise and Fall of Ben Gizzard (edition 1978)

by Richard Kennedy (Author)

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When he least expects it, a cunning swindler's good fortune runs out.
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Title:The Rise and Fall of Ben Gizzard
Authors:Richard Kennedy (Author)
Info:Little Brown & Co (1978), Edition: 1st, 41 pages
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Why is this author not more famous? If you read my previous review for [b:Amy's Eyes|179406|Amy's Eyes|Richard Kennedy|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1387665836s/179406.jpg|173328] you're not surprised that I hunted down a copy of this, too. If you've been considering getting a copy of that fairly long book, maybe you can rescue a copy of this from your library system's culling system by checking this out first.

This is a short, funny, clever fable, especially for ages 7 to 9. Cartoony b&w drawings help tell a deceptively simple story that will give a young reader plenty to think about. It's almost like a classic fairy tale, or pirate adventure, but it's set in the almost-mythological 'Wild West.'

Ben... could stand in one spot and look around the corner of something good, and right behind it, and see the bad part of it."

First Ben conned his way into being Sheriff, but after he bullied his way to being Mayor he "gave his sheriff's badge to a scarred up villain who only needed a little violence now and then to keep him relieved and happy."

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  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Son Allen, one of the best books read in High School
  Searsy45Green | Apr 1, 2014 |
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