I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild's Pocket Book
I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild's Pocket Book
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I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild's Pocket Book

Written by Iona Opie and Peter Opie & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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7 - 10
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160
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Dec 7, 1992
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“The mood is insouciant glee. A treasure.” — _Kirkus Review_s (starred review) “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” That’s what children chant when they are being teased; it’s what their parents chanted, and their grandparents and their great-grandparents before them. Collected in this invaluable book are the wit and wisdom of generations of schoolchildren — more than one hundred and seventy rhymes ranging from insults and riddles to tongue twisters, jeers, and jump-rope rhymes. With Iona Opie’s introduction and detailed notes and Maurice Sendak’s remarkable pictures — vignettes, sequences, and full-page paintings both wickedly funny and comically sad — here is a book that deserves a place among the classic texts of childhood.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780763664015
    Publication Date
    December 7, 1992
    Publisher
    Candlewick Press
    Page Count
    160
    Audience
    Juvenile Reader
    Reading Age
    7 - 10 years

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