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Ma Dear's Aprons Hardcover – April 1, 1997


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You can read piles of books for kids and think they're just fine--until you hit one that reminds you how truly wonderful a children's book can be. Patricia C. McKissack's Ma Dear's Aprons is such a book. Graceful and deceptively simple, it tells the story of a week in the life of a turn-of-the-century boy and his mother: McKissack's great-grandmother.

Floyd Cooper's illustrations, misty as memory, bring readers so close, and with such warmth and welcome, that youngsters may feel that they, too, sit in the lap of Ma Dear's apron, a little sleepy, and very happy to be there.

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In what PW called a "tender tale of love and sacrifice," an African-American widow and her son trace the rhythms of their week during the early part of the 20th century. Ages 3-8. (Jan.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 800L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (April 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689810512
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689810510
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,704,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Jones on November 21, 2012
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My boys loved this book. Loved talking about this time period and all the hard work needed, especially by Ma, but the boy helped his more than fair share.
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By Maxwell on October 24, 2014
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for xmas for grandkids homeschool
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. T on January 11, 2007
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This book is wonderfully written and accurately uses the popular southern term of endearment "Ma Dear" (short for mother dear).
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