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Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton
Contributor(s): Rinker, Sherri Duskey (Author), Rocco, John (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0544715578     ISBN-13: 9780544715578
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2017
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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Literary
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Women
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2016015818
Age Level: 4-7
Grade Level: PreK-2
Lexile Measure: 640 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 9.2" W x 9.1" L (0.88 lbs) 48 pages
- Topical - Inspiration
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
- Sex & Gender - Boy's Interest
- Sex & Gender - Girl's Interest
- Topical - Boy's Interest
- Topical - Girl's Interest
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2017 pg. 112
Booklist 08/01/2017 pg. 50
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2017
Publishers Weekly 08/07/2017
Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2017 pg. 46
School Library Journal 10/01/2017
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2017 pg. 126
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2018 - Superior,Well Above Average
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 500810
Reading Level: 3.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Publisher Description:
In this loving tribute to Virginia Lee Burton, the New York Times best-selling creators Sherri Duskey Rinker and John Rocco pay homage to the storied life of one of the most beloved creators in children's literature. Everyone in Folly Cove knows Virginia Lee as "Jinnee." With her magical wands she can draw whatever she imagines, but for her sons Aris and Michael, she draws the most wonderful characters of all: BIG MACHINES with friendly names like Mary Anne, Maybelle, and Katy. Her marvelous magical wands can make anything move--even a cheerful Little House.

Contributor Bio(s): Rinker, Sherri Duskey: - Sherri lives in the Chicago area with her photographer husband and two sons, where she loves to cook, garden, and collect old oil paintings. Her books are love stories for her children, written to wrangle some smiles and with the hopes of happier bedtimes and sweet dreams for all.She is the #1 bestselling author of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train. Visit sherririnker.comRocco, John: - John Rocco? is a New York Times Bestselling author and illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including Wolf! Wolf!, winner of the Borders Original Voices Award for best picture book; Moonpowder; Blizzard, and Blackout, a winner of the Caldecott Honor. Rocco also illustrated Whoopi Goldberg's Alice and the covers for Rick Riordan's internationally bestselling series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, The Heroes of Olympus and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. He also was the illustrator for both #1 New York Times Bestsellers Percy Jackson's Greek Gods and Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes. Most recently, Rocco's his first Young Adult novel, Swim That Rock, was a finalist for the New England Book Award. http: //roccoart.com/index.html
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