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A Chair for My Mother
Contributor(s): Williams, Vera B. (Author), Williams, Vera B. (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 068800914X     ISBN-13: 9780688009144
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 1982
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Annotation: After their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother, and grandmother save their coins to buy a really comfortable chair for all to enjoy. "A superbly conceived picture book expressing the joyful spirit of a loving family".--The Horn Book.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Multigenerational
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Emotions & Feelings
Dewey: E
LCCN: 81007010
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Physical Information: 0.35" H x 10.14" W x 8.34" (0.73 lbs) 32 pages
Themes:
- Cultural Region - Western U.S.
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, Winner, Picture Book, 1983
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 9761
Reading Level: 3.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
The jar of coins is full. The day has come to buy the chair--the big, fat, comfortable, wonderful chair they have been saving for. The chair that will replace the one that was burned up--along with everything else--in the terrible fire.

A book of love and tenderness filled with the affirmation of life.

The jar of coins is full. The day has come to buy the chair - the big, fat, comforable, wonderful chair they have been saving for. The chair that will replace the one that was burned up - along with everything else - in the terrible fire.

A book of love and tenderness filled with the affirmation of life.


Contributor Bio(s): Williams, Vera B.: -

Vera B. Williams began her career in children's books by illustrating Hooray for Me!, written by Remy Charlip with Lilian Moore. Her beloved A Chair for My Mother won multiple awards, including a Caldecott Honor, and "More, More, More," Said the Baby also received a Caldecott Honor. Vera B. Williams was the recipient of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award; she was awarded the 2009 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature; and she was the US nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2004. Vera B. Williams died on October 16, 2015, shortly before this book was completed.


 
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