The marble crusher and other stories


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This book includes three captivating stories from a master storyteller. In "The Marble Crusher," Albert is new at school and believes everything the bully Sid tells him about the headmaster, Mr. Manners, and his terrifying marble-crushing machine. Albert feels desperate when his marbles are confiscated, but Mr. Manners finds a way to turn the joke on Sid. In "Colly's Barn," Annie had to find a way to stop the farm's old barn from being torn down. Nothing, it seems, can save it--until Colly the swallow and Screecher the owl ...

The Marble Crusher: And Other Stories 2004, Egmont Books (UK), London, England

ISBN-13: 9781405201872

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