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the spider and the flyThe Spider and the Fly

Author: Based on the Tale by Mary Howitt
Illustrator: Tony DiTerlizzi
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: 2002
Awards: ALA Notable Children's Books, Beehive Award Master List (UT), Caldecott Honor (2003), CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council), Charlotte Award Ballot (NY), Great Lakes Great Books Master List (MI), IRA/CBC Children's Choices, Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Master List
Ages: 4-8
Topics: Spiders, Lady Fly, webs, fantasy, poetry, moral, parable
Summary: Inspired by classic horror films from the 1920s and 30s, this book is based on the traditional English verse "Will you walk into my parlor, said the Spider to the Fly..."

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