1st Knopf Paperback ed.
Illustrated in black-and-white. From the author of Babe: The Gallant Pig comes the story of spirited Henrietta Hickathrift who on her seventy-fifth birthday runs away from home - the old age home, that is. Ending up in the seaside town of Saltmouth with only a few pennies to her name, Henrietta is truly, as she says, a "stray old woman"--until she's found by the five children of the Good family: Angela, Eleanor, Rosie, Barney, and Rowley. The children decide to bake the stray a cake. But what begins as a birthday party becomes a permanent adoption as Henrietta's resourcefulness and good humor make her indispensable to everyone in the family. Written with Dick King-Smith's trademark charm, this warmly humorous tale about family and good will makes it clear that no one is ever too old to find--or give--happiness.
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|Grouping Author||king smith dick|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-02-17 01:35:57AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-18 04:04:11AM|
|display_description||When seventy-five-year-old Henny Hickathrift runs away from the old people's home, she meets five children and their parents who welcome her into their family. From the author of "Babe: The Gallant Pig" comes the touching story of a "stray" old woman's amusing antics and the large, loving family that adopts her. Now in Knopf Paperback, from the author of Babe: The Gallant Pig, comes the touching story of a "stray" old woman's amusing antics and the large, loving family that adopts her.|
|isbn||051770935, 9780517709344, 9780517709351, 9780679891017|
|item_details||ils:.b11347454|.i24649788|Summit-Frisco Juvenile|J KIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||sufjv|||
|owning_library_summit||Summit County Library|
|record_details||ils:.b11347454|Book|Books|1st Knopf Paperback ed.|English|Knopf Paperback,|1998.|139 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.|
|subject_facet||Families -- Juvenile fiction, Fiction, Old age -- Juvenile fiction, Runaways -- Juvenile fiction|
|title_full||The stray / Dick King-Smith ; illustrated by Wayne Parmenter|
|topic_facet||Families, Old age, Runaways|