Item description for Argyle by Barbara Brooks Wallace & John Sandford...
Overview This enchanting story of a sheep that grows multicolored wool has "the brevity, simple style, and layered meanings of the classic fables. . . . All told, a natural for reading aloud".--School Library Journal. Full color.
Publishers Description Argyle enjoys being a sheep. he loves to roam the highlands and lowlands, munching on grass with the rest of the flock. One day he discovers colorful flowers growing behind some rocks. The flowers are tasty, and, day after day, Argyle returns to eat them. Those flowers are about to change Argyle's life. For soon he's growing multicolored wool. The farmer and his wife are astonished. But soon the farmer's wife is knitting socks -- argyle socks. Argyle wins fame. The farmer and his wife become rich. But when Argyle loses his colorful wool and turns white again, he loses his fame as fast as he had gained it. Now Argyle is just an ordinary sheep. And that's just how he likes it.
Citations And Professional Reviews Argyle by Barbara Brooks Wallace & John Sandford has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2005 page 56
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1992
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Studio: Boyds Mills Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2004
Publisher Boyds Mills Press
ISBN 1563970430 ISBN13 9781563970436
Availability 0 units.
More About Barbara Brooks Wallace & John Sandford
Barbara Wallace is the author of many books for young people, including "Ghosts in the Gallery, "which was nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe Award. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia. JohnSandford has illustrated numerous books, including "Down Buttermilk Lane "by Barbara Mitchell, published by Boyds Mills Press. He lives in Grand Haven, Michigan."
Barbara Brooks Wallace currently resides in Alexandria, in the state of Virginia. Barbara Brooks Wallace was born in 1922.