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Mary was a little lamb / Gloria Rand ; illustrated by Ted Rand.

Rand, Gloria. (Author). Rand, Ted, (ill.).

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C.H. Booth Library - Newtown E RAND (Text to phone) 34014104091369 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Franklin Elementary School CFIC RAN (Text to phone) 30206000078953 Picture Book Available -
Gunn Memorial Library - Washington JPC RAN (Text to phone) 34055101007387 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding JPB Ran (Text to phone) 33620108165834 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury J E RAN (Text to phone) 33630097214311 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Seymour Public Library JP RAND (Text to phone) 34043099791535 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Southbury Public Library JP RAN (Text to phone) 34019100555366 Juvenile Fiction Available -

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Summary, etc.: Mrs. Paradise figures out what to do with Mary, a wayward, abandoned lamb. Based on a true story.
Subject: Sheep Juvenile fiction
Sheep Fiction
Orphaned animals Fiction

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Mary Was a Little Lamb
Mary Was a Little Lamb
by Rand, Gloria; Rand, Ted (Illustrator)
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PreS-Gr. 1. Mrs. Paradise finds an abandoned lamb and takes it home. The wooly white lamb becomes a favorite on the island where she lives, especially with the children--perhaps too much of a favorite. Before long, Mary, as the lamb is named, is down at the dock greeting the island commuters and following the children to school. But Mary becomes a little annoying, distracting students with her high jinks. So Mrs. Paradise finds her a place at a petting zoo in Seattle, where Mary soon becomes the darling of zoo visitors, both mainlanders and those from the island. This is another welcome package from the Rands, who often base their books on real events, as they did here. The warm, appealing story works exceedingly well with the ink-and-watercolor artwork. The pictures are a delightful mix of images: sheep gamboling in the grass, close-ups of human faces, and the pixyish antics of Mary. There's a satisfying element to this that will bring children back for more than one read. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2004 Booklist

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PreS-Gr 1-Feisty Mary is a newborn lamb abandoned by her mother on a deserted farm on Cranberry Island. Mrs. Paradise adopts her, and the islanders quickly become fond of the animal-until she becomes a nuisance, making marks on the porch of the one-room schoolhouse with her hooves, peeking in the windows and distracting the children, and leaving nose smudges on the panes. Mrs. Paradise finds the perfect solution: Mary is given to the mainland petting zoo, within easy distance of her admiring friends. Based on a true story, the text provides just enough detail to capture readers' interest, and the richly colored illustrations are expressive. The portrayal of the ever-curious lamb is wonderful. This book is an excellent choice for storytimes, perhaps coupled with the nursery rhyme itself.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Inspired by the real-life plight of a free-roaming flock of sheep in the Pacific Northwest, the Rands (Fighting for the Forest) allude to a certain nursery rhyme but spin a gentle yarn all their own. When a newborn lamb is abandoned by its mother, a kind woman named Mrs. Paradise steps in as an adoptive parent, tending to the fluffy charge she names Mary. Mary quickly feels at ease (perhaps too much so) with her caretaker and other humans. The little lamb becomes a nuisance in town ("That lamb of yours is marking up the school porch with her sharp little hooves," the maintenance man complains), and Mrs. Paradise is forced to search for a more appropriate home. The perfect solution makes Mary and all the humans who love her happy. Gloria Rand again taps into an affinity for creating quietly suspenseful and emotionally resonant stories that focus on people-and very often, animals-who make a difference in their community. Wrought in a folksier style and palette than usual and almost recalling the work of Patricia Polacco, Ted Rand's accomplished watercolor-and-pencil compositions bring to life the details and denizens of an island hamlet. Cheery faces, rugged, beautiful landscapes and the beguiling black-and-white bundle of wool that is Mary, prove an inviting mix. Ages 4-7. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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