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Clare Turlay Newberry (1903-1970) was born in Eugene, Oregon. She studied art at the University of Oregon, School of the Portland Art Museum, the California School of Fine Arts, and La Grand Chaumière in Paris, France. She received the Caldecott Honor for four of her books: T-Bone, The Baby Sitter (1951); Marshmallow (1943); April's Kittens (1941); and Barkis (1939).
In Ms. Newberry's own words, "Every word of marshmallow is true, even to the drawing of them wrapped in each other's arms. I know people find this hard to believe, but the bunny was so little and was so convinced that Oliver was his mother, what could Oliver do but be his mother the best way he could?"
such a sweet story, loved it! It made a wonderful Easter book for our grandsons basketPublished 4 months ago by Heidi
Sweet story. Love the illustrations. My daughter has asked to read it several times since we got it.Published 5 months ago by Amy Hersom
A sweet book that addresses the issue of compromising to get along with people who are differentPublished 5 months ago by elizabeth ortlip
I remember checking this book out of the library in elementary school in the 1960s. It was one of my favorite books.Published 6 months ago by Badger
Great book with lots of amazing illustrations and a wonderful story!Published 6 months ago by Georgina Chamberlain
Wonderful story, especially since it is based on a true situation. My granddaughter & I both enjoyed the story & illustrations.Published 6 months ago by bullwinkle
Beautiful book - a true story - about a bunny and reluctant cat who eventually became friends. Wonderfully written with gentle illustrations.Published 7 months ago by L. Cook