The Old Woman Who Named Things

The Old Woman Who Named Things

eBook - 2015
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How does an old woman who has outlived all her friends keep from being lonely? By naming the things in her life she knows she will never outlive--like her house, Franklin, and her bed, Roxanne. When a shy brown puppy appears at her front gate, the old woman won't name it, because it might not outlive her. Tender watercolors capture the charm of this heartwarming story of an old woman who doesn't know she's lonely until she meets a plucky puppy who needs a name--and someone to love. "Rylant and Brown together create with affection and lovingly humorous touches a glimpse of old age lived with relish."--Booklist
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9780547543017
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Aug 30, 2014

Such a delightful and touching book. When a shy brown puppy appears at her gate , the old woman does not want to be too friendly for fear it will stay and she doesn't want to outlive the puppy like she has all her old friends. She tells it to go home but the puppy has other ideas and this is the heartwarming story of what happens .

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