Tales of American folklore [retold timeless classics] by Peg Hall

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Published by Perfection Learning in Logan, Iowa .

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Statement[retold by Peg Hall ; editor, Paula J. Reece ; illustrator, Michael A. Aspengren].
SeriesCover-to-cover books, Cover-to-cover timeless classics
ContributionsReece, Paula., Aspengren, Michael A., ill.
LC ClassificationsPZ8.1.H147 Takuh 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p. :
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3963068M
ISBN 10078079673X, 0789152185
LC Control Number2001267287

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