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Poppy's Pants

With a Postscript by Pat Conroy

Melissa Conroy



Published: Aug 28 2018


Published: Aug 28 2018

OA Ebook
Published: Aug 28 2018


The inclusion of this book in the Open Carolina collection is made possible by the generous funding of

A colorful story about using creativity to find solutions to lifes everyday challenges

Penelope's Poppy always wears khaki pants. When he finds a hole in one pair, he asks Penelope to patch it. Penelope likes to sew, but she soon realizes that mending the hole is more complicated than she first thought. Penelope struggles with the challenges and frustrations, but, with a little help from her mama, she finally—and creatively—repairs Poppy's pants.

Poppy's Pants is about perseverance and problem-solving. Through Penelope's example youngsters discover the satisfaction of finding solutions on their own, even if the solution is not the way other people might solve it. Sometimes the best solutions come from being creative—using your head and your hands.

A postscript written by the author's father, Pat Conroy, best-selling author of The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides, gives a personal, behind-the-scenes description of the book's characters and the author.

Melissa Conroy is the author and artist of three books including Grandma Is an Author and The Lowcountry Coloring Book. She earned master's degrees in painting and textile design from the University of Georgia and Philadelphia University. Conroy is a part-time faculty member in the Textile Design Department at Jefferson University.

"The simplicity of the dolls and the use of bright colors make the story fun and quirky. . . . Children can learn from Penelope, who takes on a project that is more difficult than she anticipated but who perseveres until she arrives at a workable solution."—School Library Journal

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