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Ol' Clip-Clop : a ghost story

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
Available (8)
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E McK
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Picture Books j FICTION McKissack
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books j FICTION McKissack
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books j FICTION McKissack
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea MCKISSACK
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 398.2 McK
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Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC MCKISSACK
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Collection  Children's Fiction
 
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK 398.2 M
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
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Noncirculating (1)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Special Collections rj FICTION McKissack
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Summary
Mounting his horse, cold-hearted John Leep smiles as he anticipates evicting the widow Mayes for nonpayment of rent. When she comes up with the rent after all, Leep, unwilling to be disappointed, knocks her coins to the floor and hides one of them in his boot. The widow will be evicted in the morning; but as he departs, Leep is pursued by an unseen stalker. As Leep rides faster, so does his pursuer--clippity-cloppity, clippity-cloppity--until Leep reaches his home. Is John Leep safe at last or is Ol' Clip-Clop gonna SWALLOW HIM WHOLE?!!!!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this familiar-feeling tale, a man is being trailed by some intangible force while riding his horse through a darkened autumn landscape in a small colonial town. Throughout the ride, the clippity-clop sounds of a horse's hooves seem to be pursing the man, yet nothing is there. The horseman, we learn, is so mean that he finds it pleasing that he is riding out to evict a poor widow from her home which gives readers a good idea that this outing is not going to end well for the dastardly rider. The expert pacing, attention-grabbing sound effects make this a winner, not to mention an ending featuring the kind of quick revelation that will have your whole audience of kids screaming and your storyteller laughing. The realistic style and dark palette of the illustrations effectively convey the frights and further heighten the strong sense of the text's foreboding. The extreme darkness in many of the scenes, though adding to the creepiness, might present some challenges for large groups, so plan your (spooky) lighting accordingly.--Enos, Randall Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a ghostly story in the vein of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and A Christmas Carol, an 18th-century miser, John Leep, rides on horseback to evict a woman from her residence. But as darkness falls over the forest-exquisitely rendered in Velasquez's milky, naturalistic paintings-Leep hears the "Clip. Clop" of a ghostly rider behind him. After cruelly deceiving his desperate tenant ("You're short. This isn't everything you owe me!"), he journeys home, again pursued by the invisible horseman. Readers who crave truly scary stories won't be disappointed by the conclusion to this enigmatic tale-and a great many will jump out of their seats. Ages 6-9. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Landlord and tenant -- Juvenile fiction.
Selfishness -- Juvenile fiction.
Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction.
Landlord and tenant -- Fiction.
Selfishness -- Fiction.
Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Ghosts -- Fiction.
Ghost stories.
Publisher New York :Holiday House,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Old Clip-Clop
Contributors Velasquez, Eric, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780823422654
0823422658
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