A Child's Calendar

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Holiday House, 1999 - American poetry - 32 pages
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Updike presents a collection of 12 poems describing the activities in a child's life and the changes in the weather as the year moves from January to December. Full color.

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User Review  - fuzzi - LibraryThing

A lovely book about the months of the year with poems that should appeal to grade school children, and illustrations that will delight older readers. The marvelous watercolor illustrations are what bumped this up to a four-star read for me. Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Hyman illustrates fantasy better than the everyday, in my opinion. And the verses were rather sing-songy and superficial. That said, the book is appealing and worthy. I liked the interracial blended family implied by the drawings - and the youngest boy is such a scamp! Read full review

About the author (1999)

John Updike (1932 - 2009) was born 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.

One of the most distinguished and celebrated illustrators of her generation, Trina Schart Hyman (1939-2004) was awarded the Caldecott Medal for St. George and the Dragon, retold by Margaret Hodges, and Caldecott Honors for A Child's Calendar, by John Updike, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, and Little Red Riding Hood. Born in Philadelphia, she lived most of her life in New Hampshire.

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