Books by Jean Merrill

THE GIRL WHO LOVED CATERPILLARS by Jean Merrill
FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"A lovely, unusual book. (Fiction/Picture book. 6+)"
A 12th-century Japanese story, adapted from three credited translations, about a young woman of respectable rank who defies convention by refusing to pluck her eyebrows or blacken her teeth; more significantly—unlike ``the Perfect Lady'' next door, who collects butterflies and flowers—she's fascinated by small creatures like insects and frogs. Read full book review >
THE ELEPHANT WHO LIKED TO SMASH SMALL CARS by Jean Merrill
Released: Aug. 1, 1967

"Smashing cars! How I love to smash small cars!' When a small car dealer opens on the street, the elephant smashes every one, so the dealer switches to large cars and (also singing a little song) smashes the elephant until the latter promises to lay off. Would you believe—a book?</p>"
<p>The elephant who likes to smash small cars smashes every small car that comes along, all the while singing "The Smashing Song" (music included): "Smashing cars! Read full book review >