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Ever Clever Eva (White Wolves: Stories from Different Cultures) [Paperback]

Andrew Fusek Peters
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1 Feb 2009 0713688831 978-0713688832
When Eva's uncle goes back on his word and refuses to reward her the cow he promised in return for her hard work, she is not about to stand back and let him. Her father goes up against her uncle to battle it out in front of the local judge. The judge decides that whoever can answer his three questions correctly will keep the cow. Eva's father wins, but really it was Eva who came up with the answers. When the judge hears about the clever young girl, he asks her to marry him. But he soon discovers there's more to having a clever wife than he bargained for Ever Clever Eva is a contemporary retelling of a classic Czech tale.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (1 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713688831
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713688832
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 19.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 537,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Andrew Fusek Peters and Polly Peters have written and edited over 110 books for all ages, many critically acclaimed, with rights and co-editions sold worldwide. Their books have been translated into 17 languages. These include poetry collections, picture books, storybooks, anthologies, plays, graphic novels, verse novels and fiction.

Titles include Andrew's new nature writing memoir Dip, a year of Wild Swims and Stories from the Borderlands, just published by Rider Books {Random House}. Currently number 1 Amazon swimming books and briefly number 1 in travel. Dip has featured in You Magazine, Radio 4 Midweek 'A lyrical book' Libby Purves, and on the BBC One Show and the BBC World Service Outlook programme. and in the Independent.

'The writing is so lyrical, full of metaphor, indeed there are moments when words and water fuse together.' Matt Haig, Independent

'Dip tells of a total immersion in Nature, a courageous trust in its restorative powers and an authentic experience of the wild. This is a damn good read.' Paul Evans, Guardian Country Diarist

'the outdoor tradition of English writing stretches by way of Gilbert White and Borrow, Cobbett, Jefferies and Hudson, through Williamson to those few authentic outdoor and nature writers - Jim Crumley, Mark Cocker, Paul Evans, Andrew Fusek Peters - of the present day.' Jim Perrin, Great Outdoors Magazine

Further info can be found on Andrew's new website for photography and writing for adults www.andrewfusekpeters.com.

Polly & Andrew's new children's picture book on the theme of family depression, The Colour Thief, illustrated by the excellent Karin Littlewood, comes out with Wayland autumn 2014. Their new Radio 4 play The Man Who Turned Into A Sofa, airs on July 22 2014. They have written ten trickster folk tales from around the world, with ten superb illustrators for IB International. Andrew's eco fantasy thriller Ravenwood, and its sequel The Glass Forest, are published with Chicken House and 15 countries world wide. 'No wonder it is being described as an epic,' Books For Keeps. Also available as a BBC audio book. Andrew's poetry collection Leaves Are Like Traffic Lights is out with Salt. Andrew and Polly's Shropshire set horror novel Do Not Wake The Devil is out with Pearson.

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' Exciting, appealing and gripping ' --Burnley Express (March 2009)

About the Author

Andrew Fusek Peters is a high-profile children's author of Czech origin. He is best known for his poetry and has been published by Walker, Hodder and Orchard. Roar! Bull! Roar!, his fiction book for young readers, was given great reviews.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Strong Female Character 23 Oct 2013
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My students and I have really enjoyed this story as part of our stories from different cultures unit. It's really great to have a story where a young woman's intelligence and integrity are celebrated.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not suitable for small children 18 Mar 2013
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Clever Ever Eva sounds like it could be a lovely book suitable for 5-8 year olds. When our daughter came home from the school library with it we looked forward to bedtime and sitting quietly reading it to her. It all starts out so well with two brothers, one being rich and one being poor. The poor mans daughter has to go to work and goes to work for the rich uncle. At the end of the year instead of paying her he promises her she can have the new calf once it is grown. The following year having worked very hard she goes to her uncle to claim the cow. He denies all knowledge of ever promising her the cow. They go to court over it. Ok, in my opinion this is no longer sounding like a great story for a 5-8 year old. The last part of the book is all about death and shows pictures of the typical hooded skeletal figure death is usually depicted as.

The book is actually based on an old Czech folk tale and is quite good, but just not really suitable for children and definitely not suitable for bedtime reading.

A young teen might enjoy the book particularly given how the clever daughter wins out.
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