Cover of: Larky Mavis | Brock Cole

Larky Mavis

1st ed.

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Larky Mavis, an eccentric soul, finds three peanuts in the middle of the road. The first tastes like liver and onions. The second, like bread pudding. And the third -- well, inside the third is a baby. Larky Mavis decides to name it Heart's Delight and to take care of it. She shows it to the teacher, and he says it looks like a worm. She asks the parson to christen it, but he thinks it's a mouse. And when she asks the doctor to help her teach the baby to say "Ma," he thinks it's a deformed bird. And indeed, Heart's Delight has sprouted wings. As Mavis's charge grows and grows, readers will recognize that Heart's Delight is something akin to an angel, and the townspeople also realize that it is something special, but they want to take it away. And as much as Larky Mavis tries to protect Heart's Delight, it is the peanut-shell baby who turns out to be Mavis's savior in the end.

This unusual tale is illustrated by the author in lively watercolors.

About the Edition

Having found a tiny baby in a peanut shell, Larky Mavis calls him Heart's Delight and carries him around as he grows bigger, to the confusion and anger of the adults around her.

Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
[E]
Library of Congress
PZ7.C67342 Las 2001

The Physical Object

Pagination
1 v. (unpaged) :

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6790141M
Internet Archive
larkymavis00cole
ISBN 10
0374343659
LC Control Number
00051419
Library Thing
1259447
Goodreads
1000005
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