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Popular superstitions

Author: Mary Hughes
Publisher: Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, ©1999.
Series: Costume, tradition, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English
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Explores twenty-five superstitions and how they may have started, including those about walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror, and opening an umbrella indoors.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Hughes
ISBN: 0791051722 9780791051726
OCLC Number: 39606204
Description: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Walking under a ladder --
Falling of a picture --
Sneezing --
Seeing the new moon --
Howling dog at night --
Shoe at weddings --
Breaking a mirror --
Stumbling and falling --
Three cigarettes, one match --
Burning of the ear --
Banshee --
Mascot --
Under the mistletoe --
Lucky spider --
Spilling of salt --
Crossing a knife and fork --
Whistling up a wind --
Thirteen at table --
Shooting the albatross --
Lucky white heather --
Lucky horseshoe --
Magpie --
Putting on left shoe first --
Umbrella opened indoors --
Raven --
Chronology.
Series Title: Costume, tradition, and culture.
Responsibility: by Mary Hughes.

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