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The Fortune-Tellers.

The talents of two award-winning children's book creators are clearly evident in this contemporary folk tale that humorously nudges readers to recognize the gullibility that affects most of us. A fortune-teller's glowing predictions about fame and fortune cause a discontented carpenter to slip into the fortune-teller role himself. Though the story line is West European, the book fits neatly into its West African locale--making it culturally interchangeable. Hyman's exquisite detailing has never been more elegant. Ages 6-8. Reviewed by Chandler Barbour, Professor, Towson State University, Towson, MD
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Author:Hildebrand, Joan M.
Publication:Childhood Education
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Mar 22, 1993
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