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The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs

(2005)
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When Eben McAllister reads about the Seven Wonders of the World, he longs to escape the small farming community of Sassafras Springs and do some exploring of his own. No one else ever seems to want to leave Sassafras however -- not even his best pal, Jeb -- and so, for now, Eben figures he's stuck on the farm with Pa and Aunt Pretty until he grows up.

All that changes when his pa, tired of Eben's moping, challenges him to find Seven Wonders in Sassafras Springs that can stand up to the real Seven Wonders of the World. And if he does? Then Eben will get the adventure he's been craving for -- a trip out West. Eben doesn't reckon he'll have any luck -- he can't think of even one thing that would be called "interesting," let along wonderous, in Sassafras, but he figures he'll give it a try; there's nothing else to do in Sassafras anyway.

While his mission puzzles and annoys some of his friends and neighbors, Eben perseveres, little knowing that he is in for a big surprise. For what with a singing saw, a floating table, and a truth-telling loom (just to name a few), the Wonders Eben will discover among his neighbors, friends, and family will give him the adventure of a lifetime...without his ever leaving home.

Told in a down-home narrative with glimmers of magical realism woven throughout, and illustrated with sumptuous drawings by Matt Phelan, Betty G. Birney's tale about a boy's journey of discovery reminds us all that extraordinary things can happen in the most ordinary of places...even in Sassafras Springs.

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Author(s): Betty G Birney
ISBN: 1-4352-8503-4 / 978-1-4352-8503-3 (USA edition)
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February 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Author(s): Betty G Birney
ISBN: 1-4177-7466-5 / 978-1-4177-7466-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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February 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Author(s): Betty G Birney
ISBN: 0-7569-8075-5 / 978-0-7569-8075-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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March 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Author(s): Betty G Birney
ISBN: 0-7862-8287-8 / 978-0-7862-8287-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Author(s): Betty G Birney
ISBN: 0-689-87136-8 / 978-0-689-87136-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

February 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Author(s): Betty G Birney
ISBN: 1-4169-3489-8 / 978-1-4169-3489-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Audio Editions

November 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Author(s): Betty G Birney
ISBN: 0-7393-3641-X / 978-0-7393-3641-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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October 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Author(s): Betty G Birney
Publisher: Listening Library
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October 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Author(s): Betty G Birney
Publisher: Listening Library
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October 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Author(s): Betty G Birney
Publisher: Listening Library
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June 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Author(s): Betty G Birney
ISBN: 0-7393-3633-9 / 978-0-7393-3633-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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2006 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Author(s): Betty G Birney
ISBN: 0-7393-3634-7 / 978-0-7393-3634-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

June 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Author(s): Betty G Birney
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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June 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Author(s): Betty G Birney
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK