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Back Home (Picture Books) [Paperback]

By Gloria Jean Pinkney (Author) & Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
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Item description for Back Home (Picture Books) by Gloria Jean Pinkney & Jerry Pinkney...

Even though eight-year-old Ernestine lives with her family up North, "back home" is Lumberton, North Carolina, the place where she was born and where her mama grew up. From the moment she steps off the train, Ernestine feels right at home in the lush, green countryside, working on the family farm, and spending time with her aunt, uncle, and cousins. This nostalgic, sweetly humorous visit home--based on Gloria Pinkney's own childhood memories--is perfect for intergenerational sharing. Full color.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Back Home (Picture Books) by Gloria Jean Pinkney & Jerry Pinkney has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 973
  • Ingram Advance - 06/01/1999 page 42
  • Ingram Children's Advance - 06/01/1999 page 27
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 674
  • Publishers Weekly - 06/07/1999

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Puffin
Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 9" Height: 10.75"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 1999
Publisher   Puffin
Age  3-8
ISBN  0140565477  
ISBN13  9780140565478  
UPC  051488006992  

Availability  4 units.
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More About Gloria Jean Pinkney & Jerry Pinkney

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Gloria Pinkney was born in Lumberton North Carolina where she set her first book Back Home. While attending high school in Philadelphia she met her husband illustrator Jerry Pinkney who attributes much of his success to her long-standing involvement in his work.
Over the years Gloria and Jerry have has collaborated in making quality books for children. She has hired his models, assembled costumes, photographed sets, and helped him research. Today, she continues to be closely involved with the illustration process. Back Home marked a new collaboration between the Pinkneys -- the first book written by Gloria and illustrated byJerry the product of a long happy and productive partnership.
The Pinkneys have four adult children, all of whom are working in the creative arts."

Gloria Jean Pinkney currently resides in Croton-On-Hudson, in the state of New York.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( P ) > Pinkney, Jerry
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Explore the World > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Explore the World
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > General
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > Multigenerational > Fiction
7Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Multicultural Stories > African-American
8Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Where We Live > Farm Life > Fiction
9Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
10Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

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Back Home  May 31, 2009
Ernestine visited her uncle and aunt at her birthplace. When she first arrives, she's overjoyed when her uncles tell her about where she was born. However, her cousin Jack thinks she too citified and makes fun at her. Ernestine doesn't' like that and the story doesn't develop beyond that. Ernestine never solves the problem of Jack being mean.

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