Amazing Grace

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Frances Lincoln Children's, Sep 30, 2007 - Acting - 32 pages
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Reissued to coincide with a new Grace story, Princess Grace, Amazing Grace has been outstandingly successful. It was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and selected for the 1992 Children's Books of the Year. The story deals with issues of racism and sexism in a positive way, and the striking illustrations have great realism and immediacy.Grace loves to act out stories. Sometimes she plays the leading part, sometimes she is a cast of thousands. When her school decides to perform Peter Pan, Grace is longing to play Peter, but her classmates say that Peter was a boy, and he wasn't black ..."One of the outstanding picture books of the year." (Financial Times)Ages 5-8

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I really enjoyed this book! I like how they address the fact of people having different opinions of things especially regarding race and gender. This book would highlight to children, young or old ... Read full review

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I like this book because it show children to believe in whatever they like to be no matter what people think or said. The part were the grandma take he to the ballet performance is so remarkable for me, it make my eye water. Read full review

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MARY HOFFMAN is the internationally acclaimed author of over 100 books for children, ranging from picture books to teenage fiction. Her first picture book for Frances Lincoln, Amazing Grace, has become a classic which, with its sequels in the series, has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. Mary's other picture books for Frances Lincoln include The Colour of Home with Karin Littlewood and An Angel Just Like Me with Cornelius van Wright, as well as the hugely successful The Great Big Book of Families, The Great Big Book of Feelings, and Welcome to the Family, all with Ros Asquith. Their next title together will be The Great Big Body Book. Mary Hoffman lives in Oxfordshire. For more information about her books visit her website:

Caroline Binch's illustrations for Hue Boy, written by Rita Phillips Mitchell, won the smarties Prize. She is perhaps best known for Amazing Grace and Grace & Family. Gregory Cool, which she wrote and illustrated, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. It was followed by Since Dad Left, which won the United Kingdom Book Award in 1998, New Born, written by Kathy Henderson and Starring Grace, by Mary Hoffman.

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