Three novels reprinted together, Penguin, 2001, 358 Pages
Introducing an omnibus of three classic Jean Little novels for six to nine year olds, gathered together in a beautiful volume. The perfect way to introduce young readers to the work of Jean Little, it also makes a wonderful gift for children who know and love her work already. The three books included are:
Different Dragons: Ben isnâ€™t sure he wants to visit his Aunt Rose while his parents and older brother are away. He doesnâ€™t like admitting it, but heâ€™s afraid of a lot of things - dogs, thunderstorms, new places, new people. Aunt Rose turns out to be much nicer than Ben expected; but then she presents him with a birthday gift that terrifies him - a big Labrador retriever named Gully. How can Ben tell her heâ€™s afraid even to be in the same room with Gully? And how can he tell Hana, his new friend?
One To Grow On: Janie Chisholm doesnâ€™t really mean to tell lies. Itâ€™s just that sometimes her stories get out of control -- and Janie gets into trouble. No one in her family takes her seriously, and sheâ€™s not well liked at school. Then Janie meets Lisa, a pretty girl whose parents are celebrities. Lisa wants to be Janieâ€™s friend, but it turns out that she tells lies, too -- and her lies hurt.
Lost and Found: When Lucyâ€™s family moves to a new town just before school begins, Lucy is lonely and worried about whether sheâ€™ll make new friends. Then she meets a little dog that is friendly and may - or may not - be a stray. Her parents let her keep him until they find the owner, but Lucy, who calls him Trouble, begins to hope he has no owner. When she meets Nan, a girl who likes to play detective, they set out together to find Troubleâ€™s owners.