The Magic Moonberry Jump Ropes

by Dakari Hru and E.B. Lewis

Sisters Erica and April want to jump Double Dutch but they can't get any of their... read more

Sisters Erica and April want to jump Double Dutch but they can't get any of their friends to join them and their little sister Carmen is too small to twirl the ropes. When Uncle Zambezi returns from Tanzania, he brings them some magic moonberry ropes, claiming they will grant them a wish. Of course, the girls wish for a third jumper and, of course, their wish comes true when a new family moves in next door. But are the ropes really magic? Dakari Hru's gentle, humorous tale of the endless days of summer and the seriousness of child's play is aptly illustrated with E.B. Lewis's sun-dappled watercolor paintings. Jump in! (Ages 4-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1996

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