Quentin Fenton Herter III

By Amy MacDonald; Giselle Potter (Illustrator)
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374361709, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 2002

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A sly rhyme about the pitfalls of being too bad – or good!

Quentin Fenton Herter III . . .
remembered always to say “Please,”
to wash behind his ears and knees.

He never ran but always walked,
and sat quite still when grown-ups talked.

BUT . . . Quentin Fenton has a shadow (named Quentin Fenton Herter Three!). Never good and always bad, this Quentin loves to make a mess, break rules, and boss his friends. How the two come to change their ways during a long, boring tea with “doilies, dust, and aged ones” aptly shows that no one is all good or bad – and makes a hilarious comedy of manners that is sure to delight good (and bad) children everywhere. Irresistibly illustrated by Giselle Potter with her characteristic wit and whimsy.

About the Author

Amy MacDonald’s books include Rachel Fister’s Blister. She lives in Falmouth, Maine.

Giselle Potter’s award-winning picture books include Three Cheers for Catherine the Great! She lives in Rosendale, New York.

Praise For Quentin Fenton Herter III

"MacDonald's dazzling verse, clever as Scheherazade, is a beautiful choreography of words . . . It's all very merry, with the illustrations providing an unending source of enjoyment." --Starred, Kirkus Reviews

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