Heckedy Peg

Paperback | February 1, 2001

byAudrey WoodIllustratorDon Wood

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In this story, seven sweet children are transformed by an evil witch into specific types of food. 'The inherent drama of the story, combined with the haunting images the art provides, gives the picture book a timeless quality.' - Booklist

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For the first time in paperback, a story of seven children who are saved by their mother after an evil witch casts a spell on them. The children--each named for a day of the week--are transformed into specific types of food, and only their mother, with the help of a blackbird, can break the evil spell. Full color

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In this story, seven sweet children are transformed by an evil witch into specific types of food. 'The inherent drama of the story, combined with the haunting images the art provides, gives the picture book a timeless quality.' - Booklist

Audrey Wood is the author of many beloved books for children, including the bestselling classic The Napping House , its companion The Full Moon at the Napping House, Caldecott Honor Book King Bidgood's in the Bathtub , Heckedy Peg , Piggies, and Piggy Pie Po , all of which were illustrated by her husband, Don Wood. The Woods divide t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11.58 × 8.58 × 0.1 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152336796

ISBN - 13:9780152336790

Appropriate for ages: 4

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For the first time in paperback, a story of seven children who are saved by their mother after an evil witch casts a spell on them. The children--each named for a day of the week--are transformed into specific types of food, and only their mother, with the help of a blackbird, can break the evil spell. Full color

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Paintings rich in atmosphere highlight this delectable tale of a witch's unusual dietary cravings and a mother's ingenious revenge. Ages 4-8.