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The Tailypo

A Ghost Story (Paul Galdone Classics)

Joanna C. Galdone, Paul Galdone (Illustrator)


List Price: 7.95*
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Kids and adults will delight in this bone-chilling, classic tale. 

In this spooky, horror-filled picture book, a strange varmint haunts the woodsman who lopped off his tail and had it for dinner.

Praise For The Tailypo: A Ghost Story (Paul Galdone Classics)

"The telling is smooth, and Galdone is ever the master of visual pacing, with action and drama heightened through astute composition." Booklist, ALA

Clarion Books, 9780395300848, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 1984

About the Author

Joanna C. Galdone is the author of many children’s books, including The Tailypo: A Ghost Story, and the daughter of acclaimed author and illustrator Paul Galdone.

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. He illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote. The winner of two Caldecott Honors, Mr. Galdone is fondly remembered for his lively style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.