Small Plays for Special Days: Holiday Plays for You and a Friend

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 22, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
"These seven amusing playlets, varying from three to five pages in length, are written for just two characters and cetner around holiday themes. Alexander includes no only the usual favorites--Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the Fourth of July,--but also features an April Fool's gorilla, a March lamb and lion, and a Valentine's Day giant and ogre. Props are household itmes, dialogue is short and snappy, roles are conveniently interchangeable for either boys or girls, and the author suggests that the offerings be springboards ot children's own dramatic creativity." --ALA Booklist

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This book consists of poems that can be used for special holidays. Children will enjoy acting out roles and dressing up to celebrate different days of the years! This book is wonderful for younger children. Each different storyline is simple and can be memorized easily! Read full review


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Author Sue Alexander was born on August 20, 1933. She attended Drake University and Northwestern University, but did not graduate. She sold her first book, Small Plays for You and a Friend, in 1973. During her lifetime, she wrote about 25 children's books and numerous magazine and newspaper stories for young readers. Many of her books, like Nadia the Willful, Sara's City, and Lila on the Landing, were based on her own childhood experiences. In 1968, she became a founding member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, which is an international organization that supports active and aspiring authors and artists. In 1980, she received the Dorothy C. McKenzie Award from the Children's Literature Council of Southern California for distinguised contributions to the field of children's literature. She died on July 3, 2008 at the age of 74.

Huffman received a fine arts degree from the University of Kentucky. He creates no only fine art and illustration, but jewelry, graphic design, fabrics, posters, and greeting cards.

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