Nora's ambition is to know all 200 people in her New York apartment house, but before she's through she'll make friends...

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BUSYBODY NORA

Nora's ambition is to know all 200 people in her New York apartment house, but before she's through she'll make friends everywhere. Especially when her Mommy agrees to make stone soup for dinner (""just like the book""), and Nora and brother Teddy go door to door collecting vegetables to supplement the main ingredient--Dad's stone paperweight. On other days Nora helps bake a birthday cake for Dad, listens to Grandpa's personalized version of Jack in the Beanstalk, plays babysitter when she and Teddy are left alone by mistake--and even inspires a building-wide party that brings all 200 residents together at last. Jeschke makes Nora and Teddy look rather like aged gnomes, but their faces are so responsive to the articulate, unforced rhythms of Hurwitz' episodes that one takes pleasure in their knack for making ordinary days turn out a little bit special.

Pub Date: March 10, 1976

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 64

Publisher: Morrow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1976