The Grasshopper Trap

Patrick F. McManus

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The bestselling author of They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? is at it again with more of his zany spoofs of The Great Outdoors.

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Grasshopper Trap, The
The Skunk LadderDriving out to the country the other day, my wife, Bun, and I passed the aromatic remains of at least ten road-killed skunks."Must be a good year for skunks," I observed."Looks like a bad one for them, if you ask me," Bun said."I mean there's obviously a large skunk population this year," I sniffed, instantly realizing that I shouldn't have sniffed, because at that moment we were passing another skunk carcass.Just then a live skunk scurried out in front of the car. I swerved to the left and back to the right, and we managed to screech safely around it.

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Praise for The Grasshopper Trap

"Patrick McManus is a treasure."--The Atlantic

"Everybody should read Patrick McManus."--The New York Times Book Review

"A style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor."--People

"Describing Patrick F. McManus as an outdoor humorist is like saying Mark Twain wrote books about small boys . . . the funniest writer around today--indoors or outdoors."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"McManus captures the innocence most of us lose when we become grown up, and reading him you can't help recalling similar times and events in yor own life."--Booklist

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Patrick F. McManus

Patrick F. McManus has written twelve books and two plays. There are nearly two million copies of his book in print, including his bestselling They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?; The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw; and A Fine and Pleasant Misery. He divides his time between Spokane, Washington and Idaho.

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The Grasshopper Trap
Patrick F. McManus

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
September 1986
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466809420
ISBN10: 1466809426
214 pages
$9.99

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Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
September 1986
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805001112
ISBN10: 0805001115
5 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$14.99
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