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The wise washerman a folktale from Burma by Deborah L. Froese

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Published by Hyperion Books for Children in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Burma.

Subjects:

  • Folklore -- Burma.

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About the Edition

When the king asks him to wash a gray elephant white, a clever washerman outwits his jealous neighbor and proves the value of hard work and intelligence.

Edition Notes

StatementDeborah L. Froese ; illustrated by Wang Kui.
ContributionsKui, Wang, ill.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ8.1.F9235 Wi 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL995364M
ISBN 10078680291X, 0786822325
LC Control Number96033976

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