NOT-MRS.-MURPHY by Patricia Gordon


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When the school bus pulls up one morning Mr. Murphy is not at the wheel but a strange woman whose words run together and who firmly says that she is not-Mrs.-Murphy. Her hat intrigues the children as it has a fox's tail hanging down in the back. They meet the Hunt when lo-and-behold, the six children are suddenly six active foxes. This is Monday's adventure. Tuesday, they change into parrots on the way to school; Wednesday is unicorn day; Thursday, they are child-seals in a marvelous circus; while on Friday, Not-Mrs.-Murphy looks like a ""lady going on an extra-special picnic"" and what a day they have Delightful fantasy. Try for the hard-to-please Mary Poppins fans.

Pub Date: Oct. 23rd, 1942
Publisher: Viking