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Starred Review, Booklist, February 15, 2012:
“An engaging, graceful narrative…. Sweet’s Asian style watercolor landscapes are breathtakingly beautiful.”
Starred Review, School Library Journal, February 1, 2012:
“This little gem will be perfect for one-on-one sharing and for those second-grade biography assignments. It’s simply stunning.”
I love sharing picture book biographies with my students. My first graders were entranced by the adorable illustrations of the panda on the cover. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tere Hager
I thought it was Rebecca Harkness who started the Harkness Ballet and brought the Panda into her room at the Caryle.Published on November 11, 2013 by Susan W. Twing
My seven yr old daughter used this book for a biography assignment and it was perfect. The story is thorough enough without being overwhelming and the illustrations are just... Read morePublished on June 15, 2013 by Renee
I bought this book for my 8 year old daughter. We read it together and both loved it. It's a non-fiction story that reads like fiction. We loved Mrs. Harkness' determination.Published on January 2, 2013 by Heidi King
Granddtr used this as a class presentation--she is 7--and of course, loves pandas, so she related to the theme. Read morePublished on December 25, 2012 by Shopping Grandma
In 1934, when her husband died in China, while trying to bring the first panda bear to the United States, Mrs. Harkness set off to complete his expedition. Read morePublished on April 13, 2012 by Catherine W. Hughes