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Ma Dear's Aprons [Hardcover]

By Patricia C. McKissack (Author), Pat McKissack (Author) & Floyd Cooper (Author)
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A Newbery Honor Book author and Coretta Scott King Honor Book illustrator join forces for this heartfelt collaboration. The pair movingly capture what life was like for a poor single mother and son in a time before washing machines, cars, and TV sets. Full color.

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Young David Earl always knows what day of the week it is because his mother, Ma Dear, has a different apron for every day except Sunday -- when they can set aside some special no-work time, just for themselves.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Ma Dear's Aprons by Patricia C. McKissack, Pat McKissack & Floyd Cooper has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 948
  • Publishers Weekly - 01/20/1997 page 401
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 03/01/1997 page 385
  • Booklist - 02/15/1997 page 1027
  • School Library Journal - 06/01/1997 page 98
  • New York Times - 08/03/1997 page 14
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1997 page 292
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1998 page 68
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 659
  • Publishers Weekly - 01/21/1997

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.34" Width: 8.86" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.93 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 1997
Publisher   Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books
Age  5-8
Edition  New  
ISBN  0689810512  
ISBN13  9780689810510  

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More About Patricia C. McKissack, Pat McKissack & Floyd Cooper

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Award winning author Patricia McKissack comes from a family of skilled storytellers, who taught her to listen and observe and who encouraged her life-long love affair with words.The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural was a 1993 Newbery Honor Book.Pat also received the Coretta Scott King Award in 1993 for The Dark Thirty.Pat wishes she could have talked to her hero, Frederick Douglass, about his rise from slavery, his daring escape, and freedom -- at last!If she was not an author, Pat would like to be an interior designer or an architect so she could tell stories through design.
Pat frequently collaborates on books with her husband, Fredrick.They have three sons and live in St. Louis, Missouri."

Patricia C. McKissack currently resides in St. Louis, in the state of Missouri. Patricia C. McKissack was born in 1944.

Patricia C. McKissack has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Anne Schwartz Books
  2. Avenues
  3. Dear America (Reissues)
  4. Junior Library Guild Selection
  5. Milestone Books
  6. Polaris
  7. Ready-For-Chapters (Paperback)
  8. Ready-For-Chapters (Pb)
  9. Rookie Readers: Level B (Paperback)
  10. Rookie Readers: Level C (Paperback)

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6Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
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Excellent book   Jan 12, 2007
This book is wonderfully written and accurately uses the popular southern term of endearment "Ma Dear" (short for mother dear).

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