Knots on a Counting Rope, Book 1987

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 1987 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A grandfather uses a counting rope to help his blind grandson understand the passage of time. As the boy and his grandfather talk, the cool night becomes a warm day, and as the grandfather recounts the boy's birth and struggle for life, he tries to help the child face the challenge of blindness. Full-color illustrations. Reading Rainbow Feature.

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User Review  - egiddi1 - LibraryThing

I liked this book for the illustrations and the language. The illustrations looked like paintings and followed the written text. For example when the grandson is remembering the day he learned how to ... Read full review

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This myth book is a great book to teach about the different beliefs, such as the ones held by Native Americans. In the book, the grandson asks his grandfather to tell the story of how the boy had ... Read full review

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Bill Martin, Jr. (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet. His more than 300 books, among them the bestselling classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children. Martin held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. Born in Kansas, he worked as an elementary-school principal in Chicago before moving to New York City, where he worked in publishing developing innovative reading programs for schools. After several years, he devoted himself full-time to writing his children's books. He lived in New York until 1993, when he moved to Texas. He lived in the east Texas woods, near the town of Commerce, until he passed away in 2004.

John Archambault is a poet, journalist, and storyteller who has collaborated with Bill Martin Jr. and Ted Rand on several books, including Barn Dance! and The Ghost-Eye Tree.

Ted Rand (1915-2005) was a prolific artist whose illustrations appeared in several magazines and newspapers, as well as in numerous books for children. He collaborated with both Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault on many books, including Here Are My Hands.