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Gumption! by Elise Broach

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Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Fiction,
  • Jungle animals,
  • Perseverance (Ethics),
  • Uncles,
  • Adventure and adventurers

Book details:

About the Edition

When Peter goes on an African adventure with his beloved Uncle Nigel, who hopes to spot a rare gorilla, the oblivious Nigel urges Peter on by telling him to have gumption, while Peter keeps his eyes open and uses his ingenuity.

Edition Notes

Ages 4-8.

Statementby Elise Broach ; with pictures by Richard Egielski
ContributionsEgielski, Richard, ill
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.B78083 Gum 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24813494M
ISBN 101416916288
LC Control Number2008049048

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