Item description for Ma Dear's Aprons by Patricia C. McKissack & Floyd Cooper...
Overview 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.
Publishers Description 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 & 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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Studio: Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.34" Width: 8.86" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1997
Publisher Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books
ISBN 0689810512 ISBN13 9780689810510
Availability 0 units.
More About Patricia C. McKissack & Floyd Cooper
PATRICIA MCKISSACK is one of "the "most acclaimed authors writing for children today. She has written many award-winning books, including "Never Forgotten," a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book; "Porch Lies," an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book;" The Dark Thirty, "a Newbery Honor Book; "Let My People Go," recipient of the NAACP Image Award; and "Mirandy and Brother Wind," a Caldecott Honor Book. Her other books include" The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll, Goin' Someplace Special," and "Precious and the Boo Hag." Patricia and her husband, Frederick McKissack, are the recipients of the Coretta Scott King Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. LEO and DIANE DILLON have illustrated over 60 books for children and have received just about every honor and award imaginable. They are the winners of two Caldecott Medals ("Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears" and "Ashanti to Zulu"), five "New York Times" Best Illustrated Awards (including one for the Knopf book, "The People Could Fly"), and numerous Coretta Scott King Awards."
Patricia C. McKissack currently resides in St. Louis, in the state of Missouri. Patricia C. McKissack was born in 1944.
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