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About The Book

"Goodness!" the little seamstress said. "I've killed seven flies with one blow." And to mark the event, she took out her favorite coat and stitched on the back:
SEVEN WITH ONE BLOW!
Proud of her amazing feat, the brave little seamstress sets off to tell the world. It's not her fault if, along the way, a giant sees her coat and thinks she slayed seven giants, now is it?
Based on the classic fairy tale "The Brave Little Tailor," Mary Pope Osborne's spirited retelling -- this time starring a gutsy seamstress -- and Giselle Potter's charming illustrations take you to a magical world where a little heroine meets even the biggest challenges with wit and imagination.

About The Author

Mary Pope Osborne is the award-winning author of many distinguished books for children and young adults, including the bestselling Magic Treehouse series; Favorite Medieval Tales, illustrated by Troy Howell; American Tall Tales, illustrated by Michael McCurdy; Rocking Horse Christmas, illustrated by Ned Bittinger; and Adaline Falling Star. The former president of the Author's Guild, she lives in New York City with her husband, Will.

About The Illustrator

Photo courtesy of the illustrator

Giselle Potter has illustrated many books, including Try It! by Mara Rockliff, All By Himself?  by Elana K. Arnold, and Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne, as well as her own Tell Me What to Dream AboutThis Is My Dollhouse,and The Year I Didn’t Go to School, about traveling through Italy with her parents’ puppet troupe when she was eight. She lives in Rosendale, New York, with her husband and two daughters. Visit her at GisellePotter.com. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 1, 2002)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689844867
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Awards and Honors

  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
  • Child Magazine's Guide to Top Books, Videos and Software of the Year

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