Item description for Suki and the Magic Sand Dollar (Suki (Providence House)) by Joyce Blackburn & Stephanie Clayton...
Overview When Suki visits Georgia's St. Simons Island with her family, she makes new friends and learns many things about the sea.
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Studio: Providence House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.27" Width: 7.2" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.99 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1999
Publisher Providence House Publishers
Grade Level Grade School
Edition Silver Annivers
ISBN 1881576701 ISBN13 9781881576709
Availability 0 units.
More About Joyce Blackburn & Stephanie Clayton
The author of more than fifteen books, Joyce Blackburn started as professional radio broadcaster in Chicago. A radio play she wrote and performed called "Suki and the Invisible Peacock" led a contract for a book of the same name, which, in turn, led to the popular Suki series. Subsequent prize-winning titles for young readers have made Blackburn well known to librarians and teachers. Her popular historical biographies have earned her an enthusiastic adult following. Blackburn, a resident of St. Simons Island, Georgia, received the 1996 Governor's Award in the humanities from the Georgia Humanities Council, and in the same year, the Suki books were reissued in a Silver Anniversary Edition. Among other awards she has received are the 1971 Fiction Author of the Year, Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists; 1971 National Christian School C. S. Lewis Award for "Suki and the Wonder Star; " and 1970 Literary Achievement Award for Non-Fiction, Georgia Writers Association. Her works are in the special Collections of the Woodruff Library at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
Joyce Blackburn currently resides in St. Simons Island.
Reviews - What do customers think about Suki and the Magic Sand Dollar (Suki (Providence House))?
From the back of the book Jun 17, 2005
Reviews from the back of the book -
Come along and grow with Suki in this delightful series and see what this endearing little Japanese-American girl learns about surprises and gifts - about friends, about herself and her conscience, about the world of nature, about God's love and how to share it - in:
Suki and the Invisible Peacock, Suki and the Old Umbrella & Suki and the Magic Sand Dollar for which Joyce Blackburn was named Georgia's Fiction Author of the Year by the Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists. Also, Suki and the Wonder Star which was the winner of the National Associaton of Christian Schools' 1971 Children's Book Award.
"The Suki books are excellent exampels of children's literature that will promote interethnic understanding. Suki is a dignified, believable, and appealing character Children will have no trouble identifying wihe her. Ms. Blackburn has sensitively presented social and moral lessonsk, avoiding the didactic or 'preachy' treatment that often spoils books of this kind." - Dr. David K. Gast, Director, Minority Americans in Children's Literature Project, San Diego State College.
Ms. Blackburn possesses a find technical skill for imparting informtion to the young by employing the techniques of prose fiction with deliberate care. She achieves a harmony of balance between the incidents of the sotry and the spiritual thoughts so that the child will contemplate what has been written . . . for instruction and delight. - Arthur T. Allen, Associate Professor of Education-Children's Literature, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
Written with poetic simpilicity, this intriguing story of a small girls' discovery of a real and magic Georgia island shows youngsters much that's fascinating about nature and the God who created it. - Charlotte Hale Smith, Atlanta Journal Constitution
The excellent writing combined with delightfully expressive illustrations make Suki and The Magic Sand Dollar a good choice for the child from about kindergarten to fifth grade. - HJanet Thompson, The Free Methodist
Our seven-year-old daughter thoroughly enjoyed Suki and the Magic Sand Dollar and will share it with her friends. . . An excellent addition to the school or home library. - Luetta G. Werner, Augsburg Publishing House Book News Letter