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Asked by momthelandlady on Sat 28, May 2011 02:50pm :
There was a girl who lived somewhere with high walls and she would throw
the paw paw fruit over it - I read it in the 70s. Paw Paw Tree was
definitely in the title.
Answer by sallievern on Mon 06, Jun 2011 01:08am:
Beyond the Pawpaw Trees by Palmer Brown
"Beyond the Pawpaw Trees is a tour through a land as strange and wonderful
as Oz, filled with people as delightfully batty as any in Alice’s looking
glass. It is a place to which you will want to return again and again, to
read of Anna Lavinia’s adventures and to marvel over author and illustrator
Palmer Brown’s intricate, sugar-spun drawings.
It all began on a lavender blue day. The kind of day, Anna Lavinia knows,
when anything can happen. It was on such a day that Anna Lavinia’s father
saw a double rainbow, and went chasing after it. And it is on such a day
that she and her cat Strawberry set off on their journey beyond the walled
garden where the Pawpaw trees grow, to a place where the buttercups bloom
pink and the laws of gravity don’t always apply. Here she will test her
mother’s advice, “Never believe what you see,” against her father’s wise
words, “Believe only what you see.” And just maybe she will get to finally
use her father’s mysterious silver key"
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Comment by bookel on Sun 05, Jun 2011 03:45pm:
Comment by momthelandlady on Sun 05, Jun 2011 04:19pm:
Is the above the correct book???
Comment by bookel on Mon 06, Jun 2011 01:08am:
It is! See my last comment re the publisher is reprinting it in October
PLUS there's a follow-up but I don't see a reprint of that yet. So
right now I'm just waiting for October. Thanks everyone so much -
really a great book!
Thanks for the confirmation. You can still get it secondhand (see
bookfinder.com to search multiple secondhand book sites), if that is any
cheaper than new.