Finders Keepers

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1952

Finders Keepers

by Will (William Lipkind)

illustrated by Nicolas (Nicolas Mordvinoff)

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1951

30 pp.

Age: 2 +

Interests: dogs, farms

Two dogs, named Nap and Winkle, dig up a bone and can’t decide who should have it. They ask several passersby, who all have their own concerns and are no help at all. When a bigger dog tries to steal their bone they fight to get it back and finally settle down to share it.

Kind of a shaggy dog of a story with a moral that’s nicely understated. An original story told in the style of a folktale.

(This title on amazon.)

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