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Precious and the Boo Hag

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 10 of 11 copies
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Summary
When Precious is left home alone with a stomachache, she's got nothing but a warning from Mama -- "Don't let nothing or nobody into this house" -- to keep her company. You see, "nothing or nobody" could turn out to be something awful: the Boo Hag! The Boo Hag's got a voice that rumbles like thunder and hair that shoots out like lightning. And she can disguise herself to look like anything. So when the Boo Hag comes calling, will Precious be clever enough to outwit even the trickiest trickster?
Here's an oh-so-funny -- and not- too -scary -- story from Newbery Honor-winning author Patricia C. McKissack and Onawumi Jean Moss that's paired with spirited, folksy illustrations by Kyrsten Brooker.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "K-Gr. 2. With the grand feel of a folktale, this lively story speaks to choosing right in a world full of temptation and peril. Precious isn't feeling well, so when her family leaves, she stays home. Before they go, Mama reminds her not to let anyone in, and Brother tells her to watch for the Boo Hag, who tries to make you disobey yo' mama! Precious thinks Brother is kidding--until Hag swoops down from an angry sky, demanding entry. Fearful yet fierce, Precious isn't intimidated; nor is she fooled when Hag returns in clever disguise. Kids will be as excited as Precious after she bests the crone, and her catchy song of triumph is contagious. Expressive and fluid, Brooker's mixed-media art, comical yet scary, too, pops from the pages, and her window sill-like picture borders add intimacy to the story of feisty Precious--strong, smart, and oh so pleased with herself. Adults will want to discuss the surprising, slightly unsettling end----which points to more adventures coming Precious' way. --Stephanie Zvirin Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Newbery Honor author McKissack (The Dark-Thirty) teams up with storyteller Moss to relay-with flair and humor-the tale of a girl with a stomachache who stays at home while her mother and brother go off to the fields to plant corn. Mama leaves Precious with a warning ("Don't let nothing and nobody in this house") and Brother slyly adds that if Precious does let someone in the house, it may well turn out to be Pruella the Boo Hag ("She's tricky and she's scary, and she tries to make you disobey yo' mama"). Though the girl tries to reassure herself that there's no such thing as the Boo Hag, suddenly the honeysuckle wilts on the vine and "the sunny day took on a dark and dreary disposition." The creature, with "eyes of burning cinder and hair that shot out like lightning," appears "riding on the back of a storm," demanding that Precious let her inside with a voice "that rumbled like rolling thunder." Precious bravely sings a chant announcing her refusal to let the hag in and the creature disappears-only to return three more times in various guises, including that of a shiny penny. Brooker (Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street) conveys the rowdy, larger-than-life goings-on in playfully exaggerated, stylized collage art which features a range of textures. The story's lively language, pleasing cadence and effective repetition of Precious's chant make this a buoyant read-aloud. Ages 4-8. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Monsters -- Fiction.
Courage -- Fiction.
Sick -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Atheneum Books for Young Readers,2005
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Moss, Onawumi Jean.
Brooker, Kyrsten.
Language English
Notes "An Anne Schwartz Book."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780689851940
0689851944
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