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Alexander, Lloyd
New York : Dutton Children's Books 2001.
IL 5-8, RL 5.9
ISBN 0525466770
Eleven-year-old David had been quite ill.  Now that he had recovered, the adults in his life decided that rather than his being exposed to the rigors of public school, his elderly and rather forbidding Aunt Annie should tutor him.   David had always been somewhat afraid of "The Gawgon" (so dubbed by silly Aunt Rosie, who was forever mixing up words, and really meant "gorgon", one of those mythical creatures with snakes for hair).  But what a world of adventure awaited him ... learning had never been so much fun!  And did Aunt Annie live up to her nickname?  That would remain their little secret...  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee)
SUBJECTS:     Imagination -- Fiction.
                        Teacher-student relationships -- Fiction.
                        Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
                        Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Fiction.


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