Mark D. Parker

September 13, 2009

Post #2538 – 20090913

Hello. In grade school my sullen 4th grade teacher read us a macabre tale of a little girl who was summoned by a witch or some spirit to stick her hands in a fire. She did. It burned her hands, but eventually she had the power to shake hands with people and determine what type of animal best exeplifies their soul. It portrayed a bleak picture of the human condition, and even of the condition of the barnyard. I cannot remember the name of the book, or its author. Do any of the people in the children’s book business that read these emails have any recollection of this book?


Mark D. Parker

Daniel replies:

Is it a Berenstain Bears book?