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Cheerful (New York Review Books Children's Collection) Hardcover – September 18, 2012


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: New York Review Books Children's Collection
  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: NYR Children's Collection; Reprint edition (September 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590175018
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590175019
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 4.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #195,983 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Adorable is the word to describe Cheerful by Palmer Brown. A tiny book fitting nicely in small hands, it tells the story of a city mouse raised in a church by sober churchmouse father and a light-footed woodmouse mother. Cheerful—so named because that his mother had urged to be when he was little and his long white whiskers made him look sad—played tag cheerfully with his brothers and sisters among the rainbow shadows cast by the stained glass windows, but he longed for his mother’s beloved woods and fields. How he reached them, in a glorious sugar coated Easter egg, and what happened then, will amuse and charm the youngest, oldest, and everyone in between.” – Chicago Daily Tribune

About the Author

Palmer Brown (1919–2012) was born in Chicago and attended Swarthmore and the University of Pennsylvania. He was the author and illustrator of five books for children: Something for Christmas; Beyond the Pawpaw Trees, and its sequel, The Silver Nutmeg; Cheerful; and Hickory—all published by The New York Review Children’s Collection.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Becca Baer on January 20, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Cheerful was my favorite book as a young child and I have kept this book with me all through the years. As a child, my mother put the song that Cheerful's mother would sing to Cheerful and his siblings,to music and she would sing it to me. As I read it to my own children when they were young, I sang them the song and hopefully one day I will read it to our future grandchildren. It's a lovely book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert J. Pedrick on April 24, 2013
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Unlike so many children's books today, this one has genuine warmth, beautiful artwork, and a heartfelt story...such a treat! Also, I appreciate the lack of cliches that typically plague modern-day children's literature - one can tell this is a story from another time period, and that's a good thing!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicole Dupuis on January 1, 2013
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I read the story several times to my grand kids and they want it again and again. Very cute story!
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