Things That Sometimes Happen

Very Short Stories for Little Listeners

Things That Sometimes Happen

By Avi
Illustrated by: Marjorie Priceman
For Ages: 3 - 7
Here are a few things that sometimes happen:
HAPPY THINGS
An unpopular Black Crayon proves to a Little Girl how useful he really is.
SAD THINGS
On a very hot day, an Ice-Cream Cone waits...and waits...to be eaten.
EXCITING THINGS
A Papa catches cold, so his Little Boy gets to go to work instead!
These nine very short stories for very young readers -- culled from Newbery Honor author Avi's first book and illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Marjorie Priceman -- ingeniously capture the funny, surprising spirit of a child's imagination.
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689839146 | 
  • October 2002 | 
  • Grades P - 2

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About the Author

Avi
Photograph by Katherine Warde

Avi

Avi has written over forty-five highly acclaimed books ranging from fantasies to sports stories, from tales of suspense and terror to historical adventure. In 2003 Avi won the Newbery Medal for Crispin.

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