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The Brave Little Seamstress

Written by Mary Pope Osborne & illustrated by Giselle Potter
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“Goodness!” the little seamstress said. “I’ve killed seven flies with one blow.” And to mark the event, she took out her favorite coat and stitched on the back: SEVEN WITH ONE BLOW! Proud of her amazing feat, the brave little seamstress sets off to tell the world. It’s not her fault if, along the way, a giant sees her coat and thinks she slayed seven giants, now is it? Based on the classic fairy tale “The Brave Little Tailor,” Mary Pope Osborne’s spirited retelling – this time starring a gutsy seamstress – and Giselle Potter’s charming illustrations take you to a magical world where a little heroine meets even the biggest challenges with wit and imagination.

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.5 / 7.0
English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
5.0 / 7.0
B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mama who believes you're never too old for magical stories of talking animals and imaginary worlds.
3.5 / 7.0

This should be called The Clever Little Seamstress–while it was fun to see how the seamstress would outsmart (and sometimes lie to) those she went up against, the beginning of the story, which is also the premise for the entire book, seemed even more silly than the tasks she completed throughout. These illustrations aren’t my favorite style.

Mr. Staccato
Spent many carefree hours hunting clues with the Hardy boys and defending Redwall Abbey.
3.0 / 7.0

I didn’t really get it. It was a tad random. A bit violent. Actually quite violent.

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Who Wrote The Brave Little Seamstress

Mary Pope Osborne

<b>Mary Pope Osborne</b> is the award-winning author of many distinguished books for children and young adults, including the bestselling Magic Treehouse series; <i>Favorite Medieval Tales, </i> illustrated by Troy Howell; <i>American Tall Tales, </i> illustrated by Michael McCurdy; <i>Rocking Horse Christmas, </i> illustrated by Ned Bittinger; and A<i>daline Falling Star.</i> The former president of the Author’s Guild, she lives in New York City with her husband, Will.

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Who Illustrated The Brave Little Seamstress

Giselle Potter

Giselle Potter has illustrated many books, including Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne, an ALA-ALSC notable book; The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter, a Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner; and Cecil the Pet Glacier by Matthea Harvey. She is the author and illustrator of Tell Me What to Dream About and This Is My Dollhouse—both inspired by her daughters—and The Year I Didn’t Go to School, about traveling through Italy with her parents’ puppet troupe when she was eight. Giselle also illustrates “Ties,” a weekly column in the Well section of The New York Times. She lives in Rosendale, New York, with her husband and two daughters.

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