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Cold Feet

by Cynthia DeFelice
Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker

Published by DK Ink, 2000
40 pages
ISBN: 0-7894-2636-6

Ages 7 - 10

Although Willie McPhee was the finest bagpipe player in all of Scotland, no one had the coins to pay him. After several months on the road, Willie's shoes became worn. As he trudged through the woods one winter day, Willie came upon a dead man. "Oh, Willie jumped up fast, as you might imagine. When he had recovered from his fright, he felt sorry for the unlucky fellow, indeed he did. But a poor man is a practical man. . . . Dead's dead. But I'm alive. And I could use some boots." It wasn't easy for Willie to remove those boots. How he did it, and what happened afterwards, are only two of the surprises in this deliciously scary, humorous ghost story. Parker's exquisite watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations recreate the cold landscape, a warm barn, and the practical piper. This is a beautifully designed book ideal for reading aloud. CCBC categories: Folklore, Mythology, and Traditional Literature; New Editions of Old Favorites.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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