The Snail's Spell

Paperback | May 1, 1988

byJoanne RyderIllustratorLynne Cherry

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From this Award-Winning author comes "A captivating story about a boy who shrinks to the size of a snail and experiences the world from that perspective."--Publishers Weekly

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"Brilliant illustrations and a short text invite an unnamed sleeping, pajama-clad child into a garden teeming with wildlife. The boy gradually shrinks until he is so small he experiences things as a snail would. The incredibly detailed drawings and the idea of shrinking to enter another world should capture children's imaginations".--S...

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From this Award-Winning author comes "A captivating story about a boy who shrinks to the size of a snail and experiences the world from that perspective."--Publishers Weekly

Joanne Ryder is an award-winning author whose books offer a unique blend of poetry and science. Her books include Where Butterflies Grow, A Pair of Polar Bears: Twin Cubs Find a Home at the San Diego Zoo; Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego Zoo; My Mother's Voice; My Father's Hands; Big Bear Ball; and Wild Birds. ...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:May 1, 1988Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140508910

ISBN - 13:9780140508918

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 8

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"Brilliant illustrations and a short text invite an unnamed sleeping, pajama-clad child into a garden teeming with wildlife. The boy gradually shrinks until he is so small he experiences things as a snail would. The incredibly detailed drawings and the idea of shrinking to enter another world should capture children's imaginations".--School Library Journal

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"Brilliant illustrations and a short text invite an unnamed sleeping, pajama-clad child into a garden teeming with wildlife. The boy gradually shrinks until he is so small he experiences things as a snail would. The incredibly detailed drawings and the idea of shrinking to enter another world should capture children's imaginations."--School Library Journal