Item description for What You Know First (Trophy Picture Books) by Patricia MacLachlan & Barry Moser...
Overview The Newbery Medal-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall and an award-winning artist present the story of a little girl who finds a way to bring along a little bit of the prairie home she must leave behind. Reprint.
Publishers Description 'A child comes to terms with the fact that she and her family are leaving the prairie. . . . As she talks herself into acceptance, her Mama helps her let go, commenting that the baby will need someone to tell him where he came from. So the girl gathers mementoes--a bag of earth and a piece of cottonwood tree. . . .A novel hides in these few pages. As with Sarah, Plain and Tall, the subext vibrates. So much is told in each perfectly chosen phrase. The story is deep and specific, but the pain and denial of a child leaving a known and loved place is all too universal. Moser's finely-wrought engravings, enhanced by moody tints, record the departure.'--SLJ.
1995 "Pick of the Lists" (ABA)
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.01" Width: 9.07" Height: 0.24" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1998
ISBN 0064434923 ISBN13 9780064434928 UPC 046594005953
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More About Patricia MacLachlan & Barry Moser
PATRICIA MACLACHLAN is best known for her Newbery Medal-winning novel, Sarah, Plain and Tall. Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, she attended the University of Connecticut and has written more than a dozen stories for children including Baby and Journey. She now lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, with her husband. STEVEN KELLOGG has published over 100 award-winning books for children, among them The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash, Johnny Appleseed, and the Pinkerton books. He studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design where he became intrigued by the picture book format. He lived in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, for 35 years with his family, where he was an active member of the community. He now lives in Essex, New York, with his wife.
Patricia MacLachlan currently resides in Williamsburg, in the state of Massachusetts.
Reviews - What do customers think about What You Know First (Trophy Picture Books)?
I haven't forgotten what I knew first Jan 9, 2001
For any of you who have left home..what you knew first..this book will deeply touch you. As I read this in the bookstore, tears came to my eyes. It's a story of a little girl who struggles to understand why she and her family must leave the only place they know. Though change has its sadness,this book shows the sweetness of memories you take with you forever. This is a good book for a child going through such a change or for an adult who still recalls all those familiar things of home.
Sweet, beautiful story of a child facing change Jan 27, 1999
I love this book for the way the illustrations and story compliment each other so well. The story narrated by a small child facing the prospect of moving to a new home is achingly beautiful. You can feel the child's pain and anxiety about moving to a new place and being afraid of forgetting the old place and the memories therein. The child tells about all the things she will miss and then devises a plan to stay and not go with her family and baby brother. It is a story for anyone who has ever had to face a painful change in his or her life. I could read it again and again.