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A Child's Calendar Paperback – Illustrated, September 1, 2002

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Editorial Reviews


"Updike's poetry and Hyman's glowing illustrations lovingly portray a year in the life of a child . . . in this gem."—School Library Journal, starred review

"Each evocative illustration has its own story to tell, celebrating the small moments in children's lives with clarity and sensitivity, with empathy and joy.  A beautifully illustrated edition of Updike's poems for children."—Booklist

"The language and illustrations are . . . vibrantly alive enough to keep young readers occupied through more than one reading."—Publishers Weekly

"Updike's poems are sometimes pretty, sometimes playful, and always evocative, while Trina Schart Hyman's illustrations not only complement the verse, but add their own layers of meaning and wit. . . . A truly timeless book about time."—Bruce Handy, author of Wild Things

About the Author

Trina Schart Hyman was born in 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended the Philadelphia College of Art, the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, and the School for Applied Art in Stockholm, Sweden. She has illustrated more than one hundred books for children. Her work has received the Caldecott Medal, Caldecott Honor awards, and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award. She lives in New Hampshire.

John Updike was born in 1932 in Shillington, Pennsylvania, and studied at Harvard College and the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, England. The author of more than forty books, his works include collections of short stories, poems, and criticism. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Massachusetts.

Product details

  • Lexile Measure : NP
  • Grade Level : Kindergarten - 12
  • Item Weight : 2.4 ounces
  • Paperback : 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0823417662
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0823417667
  • Product Dimensions : 8.46 x 0.13 x 9.5 inches
  • Publisher : Holiday House; Ill Edition (September 1, 2002)
  • Language: : English
  • Reading level : 5 and up
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 59 ratings
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