A Child's Calendar

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Holiday House, Sep 1, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Enhanced with bold illustrations, this collection of poems celebrates the joys and traditions of holidays throughout the year and the diverse beauty that comes with each of the four seasons. A Caldecott Honor Book. Reprint.

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User Review  - kdufrene - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book because it has a poem for each month. The poems go well for what normally occurs in each month so it's nice to read to students and to have that mental grasp of what is going on ... 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

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About the author (2002)

John Updike was born in 1932 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. He lives in Massachusetts.

Trina Schart Hyman was born on April 8, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She studied at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art, the Boston Museum School of Art, and Konstfackskolan, the Swedish State Art School. While living in Sweden, she got her first illustration job with Brown and Little. Her first work, Toffe and the Little Car, was published in 1961. During her lifetime, she illustrate over 150 children's books. She received numerous awards including a Horn Award for King Stork in 1973, the Caldecott Medal for Margaret Hodges's St. George and the Dragon: A Golden Legend Adapted from Edmund Spenser's 'Faerie Queen', and Caldecott honors three times for Little Red Riding Hood, A Child's Calendar, and Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. She also wrote and illustrated her own books including How Six Found Christmas, A Little Alphabet, Little Red Riding Hood, and Self-Portrait: Trina Schart Hyman. She joined the staff of Cricket magazine for children as an artist and illustrator in 1972 and became its art director before leaving in 1979. She died from complications of breast cancer on November 19, 2004 at the age of 65.

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