Peddler Timothy Todd, whose wits seem to have dulled since he sold Farmer Foote The Gollywhopper Egg (1974), goes down the...

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A BEAR, A BOBCAT, AND THREE GHOSTS

Peddler Timothy Todd, whose wits seem to have dulled since he sold Farmer Foote The Gollywhopper Egg (1974), goes down the road with all kinds of plans for swapping this and that with designated farmers. But when he arrives at his first, and then his second destination, he discovers that young Jack Moore has disappeared and so have Lizzy and Lucy Wilson, at the same time that three small ghosts have popped up out of nowhere. Chasing the ghosts (who, they reason, must have stolen the children), Timothy, the Moores, and Widow Wilson are in turn pursued through the woods by a bear and a bobcat--but when they all arrive at Farmer Foote's, the animals are scared away, the children emerge from their disguises, and Farmer Foote treats with apples and popcorn all round. Seeing grownups act like dopes is about the only satisfaction beginning readers are likely to derive from such uninspired tomfoolery.

Pub Date: Aug. 1, 1977

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Publisher: Macmillan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1977