The Wednesday Surprise

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jan 1, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Anna and Grandma are planning a surprise for Dad's birthday. Dad thinks he has received all his presents, Grandma stands up and gives him the best one of all: she reads aloud the stories that Anna has taught her. "A plug for literacy is just the bonus; the real focus is on the lessons old and young share when they learn to read each other's hearts." -- School Library Journal, starred review

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User Review  - Stephanie Croaning - Goodreads

This is a wonderful story about the relationship between a granddaughter and her grandmother. Every Wednesday they get together to plan a birthday surprise for the girl's dad. The ending of this story ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alison Durbin - Goodreads

This book caught me by a good way! I loved how this book warmed my heart; not only because of the loving family aspect, but by making me think about just how powerful reading can be. I ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Maghera, Ireland, as Anne Evelyn Bunting. She graduated from Northern Ireland's Methodist College in Belfast in 1945 and then studied at Belfast's Queen's College. She emigrated with her family in 1958 to California, and became a naturalized citizen in 1969. That same year, she began her writing career, and in 1972, her first book, "The Two Giants" was published. In 1976, "One More Flight" won the Golden Kite Medal, and in 1978, "Ghost of Summer" won the Southern California's Council on Literature for Children and Young People's Award for fiction. "Smokey Night" won the American Library Association's Randolph Caldecott Medal in 1995 and "Winter's Coming" was voted one of the 10 Best Books of 1977 by the New York Times. Bunting is involved in many writer's organizations such as P.E.N., The Authors Guild, the California Writer's Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers. She has published stories in both Cricket, and Jack and Jill Magazines, and has written over 150 books in various genres such as children's books, contemporary, historic and realistic fiction, poetry, nonfiction and humor.

Donald Carrick has illustrated many children's books. He lives in Edgartown, Massachusetts.

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