The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher

Picture Books | October 1, 1984

byMolly BangIllustratorMolly Bang

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The Grey Lady loves strawberries. But so does the Strawberry Snatcher, and unfortunately for the Grey Lady he is not far away and getting closer all the time.
Past flower shops and bakeries he stalks her, silently, steadily, biding his time. He pursues her by foot along haunting red-brick paths, and then by skateboard into the mysterious depths of a swamp both beautiful and terrifying.
Closer and closer he gets, and yet the Grey Lady escapes him, in fantastic and marvelously improbable ways, until, in the heart of the forest the Strawberry Snatcher discovers instead -- blackberries!
In this wordless allegory, author-illustrator Molly Bang has created a visual feast full of surprise and wonder. Her lively tale skillfully blends fantasy, suspense, and humor, and the magnificent illustrations are a treat for young and old alike.

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The grey lady has some delicious looking strawberries and the strawberry snatcher can’t wait to get his hands on them. His mouth waters as he follows the grey lady through shops and a stroll in the woods. It’s there that he discovers some sumptuous blackberries and forgets all about the grey lady’s treats in The Grey Lady & the Strawbe...

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The Grey Lady loves strawberries. But so does the Strawberry Snatcher, and unfortunately for the Grey Lady he is not far away and getting closer all the time. Past flower shops and bakeries he stalks her, silently, steadily, biding his time. He pursues her by foot along haunting red-brick paths, and then by skateboard into the mysterio...

Molly Bang was born in Princeton, New Jersey in 1943. After college, Bang taught English in Japan. She returned to the U.S and earned her graduate degree in East Asian Languages and Literatures, then worked in India, Bangladesh, and West Africa for Johns Hopkins, Unicef and Harvard. Her first books were translations of folktales, which...

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Format:Picture BooksDimensions:48 pages, 8 × 8 × 0.4 inPublished:October 1, 1984Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0027081400

ISBN - 13:9780027081404

Appropriate for ages: 5

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The grey lady has some delicious looking strawberries and the strawberry snatcher can’t wait to get his hands on them. His mouth waters as he follows the grey lady through shops and a stroll in the woods. It’s there that he discovers some sumptuous blackberries and forgets all about the grey lady’s treats in The Grey Lady & the Strawberry Snatcher.

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ALA Booklist This wordless picture book depends on eerie art and high drama for holding its scrutinizers, and they will be held.