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The wishing foxes / Margaret Read MacDonald with Jen and Nat Whitman ; illustrated by Kitty Harvill.

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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library JE MACDONALD (Text) 39206021358179 J Picture Book - Stories Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781945268014
  • ISBN: 1945268018
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Little Rock : Plum Street Publishers, 2017.

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General Note:
When reading the songs of Bess and Tess you can sing it to the tune of "Skip to my Lou."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references in: About the story (copyright page). This Appalachian version is changed from the "The heads in the well" which is a subset of the Aarne--Thompson tale type 480 "The kind and the unkind girls."
Summary, etc.:
In this Appalachian version of The Kind and the Unkind Girls, two sisters--Bess and Tess--are sent by their mother to draw water from the Well-at-the-End-of-the-World. Along the way they meet a bear, a mountain lion, a wild boar, and three little foxes. When Bess greets them with courtesy and respect, the foxes reward her kindness. Tess, greedy for her own bounty, can't be bothered with manners; she bonks the animals with her bucket, kicks them with her boots, and slings the little foxes to the ground. In the end, both sisters get their just deserts.
Presents an Appalachian version of the story of two sisters sent on an errand in which kindness is rewarded.
Subject: Folklore > Appalachian Region > Juvenile literature.
Folklore > Appalachian Region.
Sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Forest animals > Juvenile fiction.
Behavior > Juvenile fiction.
Conduct of life > Juvenile fiction.
Kindness > Juvenile fiction.
Bullies > Juvenile fiction.
Wishes > Juvenile fiction.
Girls > Juvenile fiction.
Wells > Juvenile fiction.
Children's songs > Adaptations > Juvenile literature.

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