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The Wonderful Happens

Illustrated by Coco Dowley



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About The Book

the world is filled with so many wonderful things --
birds that fly through the sky and peaches that grow on trees,
spiders spinning webs and cats napping in windows,
fresh-baked bread and new-fallen snow.
and then there's the most wonderful thing of all --

About The Author

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Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, Motor Mouse, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (November 1, 2003)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689863554
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® NP The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

Kirkus Reviews This gracious tale gently encourages children to savor the wonders of all life.

Horn Book Appealingly poetic

Publishers Weekly The sweet, rhythmic text is both cheery and unabashedly sentimental.

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