The Case of the Marble Monster and Other Stories TX987


The Case of the Marble Monster

The Case of the Marble Monster and Other Stories (original title: Ooka The Wise) by I.G. Edmonds, Scholastic paperback printing, TX 947, 1973, 112 pages. Pictures by Sanae Yamazaki.

DESCRIPTION: “If you were a judge, would you:

  • punish a man for stealing a smell?
  • order a barber to give an ox a shave?
  • call in a willow tree as a witness to a crime?
    Judge Ooka does all these things. And when Ooka commands, let the thief and the cheat beware!” (from back cover)

Contents:

  1. Ooka and the Stolen Smell
  2. Ooka and the Pup’s Punishment
  3. Ooka and the Shattering Solution
  4. Ooka and the Marble Monster
  5. Ooka and the Honest Thief
  6. Ooka and the Terrible-Tempered Tradesman
  7. Ooka and Tosuke’s Tax
  8. Ooka and the Willow Witness
  9. Ooka and the Wonderful Wishes
  10. Ooka and the Wasted Wisdom
  11. Ooka and the Suspect Statue
  12. Ooka and the First Two Sons
  13. Ooka and the Barbered Beast
  14. Ooka and the Stronger Stick
  15. Ooka and the Halved Horse
  16. Ooka and the Cleanest Case
  17. Ooka and the Death Decree
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About vintagescholastics

I love these old Scholastics! I am a bookseller, writer, and dog-lover; live at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains of New York with my computer-programmer husband. We love motor-cycle riding, renovating our old camp on Lake Desolation, gardening, and researching our genealogy. The purpose of this blog is to highlight those beloved old books from the Scholastic Book fairs from 1950 - 1979. This will serve as a catalogue of the books, with their identifying numbers, a plot summary, and a photo of the cover; with a searchable index. I want to give all of the writers and illustrator's bios so they get credit (many were writers in the summer while on vacation from their regular schoolteaching jobs.; some are lesser known efforts by very famous people; and some are reprinted classics.) Hopefully, their fans will be able to identify favorite titles with snipets of remembered information. We will always be adding new ones, and welcome your submissions
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