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Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart
Contributor(s): Williams, Vera B. (Author), Williams, Vera B. (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0060294604     ISBN-13: 9780060294601
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
OUR PRICE: $18.69  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2001
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Annotation: Amber and Essie are sisters who are also best friends. Their family has fallen on hard times, so they fill in the gaps for each other with spunk and unfailing optimism. Essie cooks while Mama works, and Amber scares away the rat under the sink because Daddy won't be coming home for a long time. Full-color illustrations.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Poetry - General
Dewey: 811.54
LCCN: 00048438
Age Level: 8-12
Grade Level: 3-7
Physical Information: 0.49" H x 6.83" W x 9.95" (0.81 lbs) 72 pages
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Awards: Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Honor Book, Picture Book, 2002
Children's Book Committee Award, Winner, Fiction, 2002
Children's Book Committee Award, Winner, Poetry, 2002
Bookseller's Choice, Winner, Beginning Readers, 2002
Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, Honor Book, Fiction or Poetry, 2002
Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 08/01/2001 pg. 1135
Publishers Weekly 08/27/2001 pg. 84
School Library Journal 09/01/2001 pg. 209
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2001 pg. 608
New York Times 11/18/2001 pg. 56
New York Times 12/02/2001 pg. 73
Booklist Ed Choice Adu Bk YA's 01/01/2002 pg. 767
ALA Notable Children's Books 03/15/2002 pg. 1238
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2001 pg. 176 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style
Booklist 11/01/2002 pg. 505
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2002 pg. 176 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style
Booklist 09/15/2001 pg. 227
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 53446
Reading Level: 4.2   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
A funny book that makes you cry. A sad book that makes you laugh. A book about two sisters and their family that makes you wish you were part of it--and grateful that you are not. In short, this book is one surprise after another. The only thing that is not a surprise is that Vera B. Williams has created a wholly unforgettable, absolutely wonderful portrait of Amber, Essie, and their world. Open the book. You will never be the same again.

Contributor Bio(s): Williams, Vera B.: -

Vera B. Williams began her career in children's books by illustrating Hooray for Me!, written by Remy Charlip with Lilian Moore. Her beloved A Chair for My Mother won multiple awards, including a Caldecott Honor, and "More, More, More," Said the Baby also received a Caldecott Honor. Vera B. Williams was the recipient of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award; she was awarded the 2009 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature; and she was the US nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2004. Vera B. Williams died on October 16, 2015, shortly before this book was completed.

Williams, Vera B.: -

Vera B. Williams began her career in children's books by illustrating Hooray for Me!, written by Remy Charlip with Lilian Moore. Her beloved A Chair for My Mother won multiple awards, including a Caldecott Honor, and "More, More, More," Said the Baby also received a Caldecott Honor. Vera B. Williams was the recipient of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award; she was awarded the 2009 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature; and she was the US nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2004. Vera B. Williams died on October 16, 2015, shortly before this book was completed.


 
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