Mysterious Miss Slade (Paperback)
Yearling, 9780440416746, 128pp.
Publication Date: July 9, 2002
From the beloved author of Babe: The Gallant Pig comes a funny and compassionate story about a mysterious neighbor and her many, many animals!
All the village children think Miss Slade is a witch. Perhaps it’s the patch on her eye. Or maybe it’s the ancient caravan she lives in, surrounded by six dogs, six cats, several goats, and a lot of chickens. But Jim and Patsy Reader know better. To them, Miss Slade is the eccentric neighbor who lets them ride her donkey, shares her lunch of chips and cookies, and makes them laugh out loud.
But Miss Slade is still a mystery to Jim and Patsy. Why does she speak like an aristocrat? And where did she get that gold sovereign? It turns out Miss Slade does have a secret after all–one that brings trouble when discovered. Luckily, she has some friends–human and canine–who can help.