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Puppets can teach too using puppetry in religious education by Galene J. Myers

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Published by Augsburg Pub. House in Minneapolis .
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  • Puppet theater in religious education.

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Bibliography: p. 61

Statementby Galene J. Myers. Illus. adapted by Betty Ellingboe.
LC ClassificationsBV1535.9.P8 M9
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p.
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5983675M
LC Control Number66013058

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