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A CHILD'S CALENDAR
by John Updike
Trina Schart Hyman, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 | US$ 17.95
ISBN: 9780823414451 | 09-01-1999

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: All ages

Themes: Poetry, Weather, Family & Relationships
Recommendations: A, BL, C, H, K, PW, SLJ*, WC

CCSS Codes:
K: RL.4, RL.5
1, 2: RL.4
3: RL.5, RL.7

About the Book

From the short, frozen days of January, through the long green days of June, to the first light snowflakes of December, here are poems for all twelve months of the year. Each celebrates the familiar but nonetheless wondrous qualities that make a time of the year unique. Vibrant paintings follow the members of a busy, contented family and their friends through the seasons, capturing their affection for one another along with the snowy quiet of winter, the newness of spring, the still heat of summer, and the crispness of autumn.


THE REVIEWS ARE IN

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

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CHILD'S CALENDAR, A
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