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Why Epossumondas has no hair on his tail

Author: Coleen Salley; Janet Stevens
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Primary school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Epossumondas's mother tells him a story about how his great-great-grandfather became the first possum to have a hairless tail. Epossumondas has a very important question: "Mama, why don't I have hair on my tail?" And wouldn't you know it, Mama can tell him exactly why possum tails are all pink and naked and funny looking. Her story's a doozy! It goes way back to Epossumondas's great-great-grandpa, Papapossum. When  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Coleen Salley; Janet Stevens
ISBN: 0152049355 9780152049355
OCLC Number: 56055563
Performer(s): Narrated by Cynthia Darlow.
Target Audience: 3 to 7.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Responsibility: written by Colleen Salley ; illustrated by Janet Stevens.
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'Mama, why don't I have hair on my tail?' Epossumondas asks. Mama knows why - and her story's a doozy. It goes way back to Epossumondas's great-great- grandpa Papapossum. When hungry Papapossum and  Read more...

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Praise and honors for "Epossumondas" "A treasure."--"The New York Times Book Review"[star]"Silliness to the hilt . . . Outrageous fun!"--"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)[star]"Hilarious."--"School Read more...

 
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