Mr. Griggs' Work

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Scholastic, Incorporated, Mar 1, 1993 - Occupations - 32 pages
5 Reviews
"Old Mr. Griggs--who works for the U.S. Post Office--lives, breathes, and adores his work. . . . This is . . . an example of a character who takes satisfaction in doing rather than in having. Good for group sharing".--Kirkus Reviews, pointered review. Full color.

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User Review  - mingra2 - LibraryThing

I didn't enjoy this book at all. The main thing I didn't like was that the plot seemed very meaningless to me. Mr. Grigg's enjoyed his work, got sick, and then ended up back at work. There was no ... Read full review

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This book contained minimal plot, but it was a simple story with a nice look into a happy life. In fact, this was one of those sort of comfortable stories that you could read while sitting on a soft ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

As a child in West Virginia, Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant devoured comic books and paperback romances. She never dreamed of being a writer until she took one college English class. Then she became "hooked on great writing...I didn't know about this part of me until I went to college--didn't know that I loved beautiful stories." One night, inspired by the Southern writer, James Agee, she wrote her first picture book, When I Was Young in the Mountains, which was an instant success. Since then, she's written more than 60 children's books and received numerous awards, including the Newbery and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award. With simplicity and grace, Rylant's books explore such subjects as aging, the trials of spirituality, the loss of a loved one, and the spirit and integrity of family life with all its joys and hardships. Rylant has said, "Books alter our hearts." Her books are a testament to this promise. Rylant lives in the Pacific Northwest. For more information about Cynthia Rylant, visit:

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