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Groundwood Books

A Trio of Tolerable Tales

Written by Margaret Atwood • Written by Duan Petricic

For kids 7 - 10 years old | Published March 01, 2017 | ISBN 9781554989348
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

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Regular price $14.95 CAD

52 pages | 8.50 in × 5.50 in
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About this book

A Trio of Tolerable Tales

Margaret Atwood • Duan Petricic

Three hilarious Margaret Atwood tales, together in a chapter book for the first time!

In Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes, Ramsay runs away from his revolting relatives and makes a new friend with more refined tastes.

The second tale, Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda, features Bob, who was raised by dogs, and Dorinda, who does housework for relatives who don’t like her. It is only when they become friends that they realize they can change their lives for the better.

And finally, to get her parents back, Wenda and her woodchuck companion have to outsmart Widow Wallop in Wandering Wenda and Widow Wallop’s Wunderground Washery.

Young readers will become lifelong fans of Margaret Atwood’s work and the kind of wordplay that makes these tales such rich fare, whether they are read aloud or enjoyed independently. Reminiscent of Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Stories, these compelling tales are a lively introduction to alliteration.

Key Text Features

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

About the Creators

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is one of the world's preeminent writers - winner of the Booker Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the Governor General's Literary Award. She lives in Toronto. Visit Margaret Atwood's website: Check out Margaret Atwood's blog: Follow Margaret Atwood on Twitter:

Duan Petricic

Dusan Petricic is a world-renowned cartoonist, illustrator and graphic designer. Born in Belgrade, he now lives in Toronto.

Awards and Praise
The wide and varied vocabulary will enrich even the most erudite student; an excellent and unusual addition to most collections.