Seventeen Times as High as the Moon

When I was very young, my two favorite nursery rhymes were about the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, and the Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket. I suddenly thought that the two of them might be related, since nursery-rhyme land seems to be small, traditional kind of place, in which everyone will be connected somehow. Polly is one of the daughters of the old woman who lives in a shoe. She is fed up of living there, since it is so overcrowded, and there is so much work to be done. So one day she sets off with her twin brother, Pockets to find a new home. With the help of the old woman tossed up in a basket, they find an enormous pair of shiny boots. The only problem is, they belong to an enormous giant.

Seventeen Times As High As The Moon

Published by:
Orchard Books
Due:
2006

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