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My Father's Hands [Hardcover]

By Joanne Ryder (Author) & Mark Graham (Illustrator)
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A girl's father digs in the garden, finding and presenting for inspection such wonders as a round gold beetle and a leaf-green mantis.

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A father makes a green and growing place and finds among the shadows of bushes and flowers hidden treasures. Cupping them in his earth-stained hands, he calls his daughter to come and share his discovery.

Each time, she finds a garden creature to marvel over and remember: a delicate pink circle of worm, a beetle in shining gold armor, or a leaf-green mantis who boldly balances upon her own steady and caring fingers.

With graceful, loving words and vibrant art, Joanne Ryder and Mark Graham portray a special father who shares what he values most--all the beauty and wonder of the natural world.

Citations And Professional Reviews
My Father's Hands by Joanne Ryder & Mark Graham has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1504
  • School Library Journal - 09/01/1994 page 192
  • Booklist - 10/01/1994 page 334
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1995 page 80
  • Publishers Weekly - 07/04/1994 page 62
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 07/15/1994 page 994
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1994 page 53
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 730
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 685
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 992

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperCollins
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.28" Width: 10.28" Height: 0.35"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 15, 1994
Publisher   HarperCollins
Age  3-8
ISBN  068809189X  
ISBN13  9780688091897  
UPC  046594016959  

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More About Joanne Ryder & Mark Graham

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Joanne Ryder has always loved pandas, starting with the very first small panda toy she had as a child. She has continued to be fascinatd by these rare and wonderful animals throughout her career as a writer. She is the award-winning author of numerous picture books, including A Pair of Polar Bears: Twin Cubs Find a Home at the San Diego Zoo; Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego Zoo; My Mother's Voice; My Father's Hands; Big Bear Ball; and Wild Birds. She lives in Pacific Grove, California, with her husband, Laurence Yep, who is also an author.

Joanne Ryder currently resides in Pacific Grove, in the state of California.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Bugs & Spiders > Fiction
2Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > Parents > Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Fiction
5Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Gardening > Fiction
6Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3
7Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

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A book that touches the essence of fatherhood  Aug 5, 2000
In this book, where a young father shows his garden world to his daughter, one touches both the magical and the spiritual. Neither is mentioned, but both are there in the rich prose and wonderful paintings. The children I watched hearing it were caught up in the magic and the wonder of the discoveries. And they were quiet with my tears when I read of the dirt that never quite ever washed off the young father's hands. I was remembering my own father's hands that never quite ever lost that earthy stain. Would that every father-to-be recieve a copy of this work that exemplifies the ultimate essence of fatherhood - that "nothing in my father's hands would ever hurt me."

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