Bravo, Maurice!

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Little, Brown, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
When little Maurice is brought home for the first time, his family is excited to find out who he will grow up to be. Will he become a baker like Papa? A writer like Mama? A taxi driver like Uncle Eddie? Or a gardener like Grandmother Marcela? Everyone wants to find out, but as Maurice begins to grow, his family soon discovers that he has a special gift of his own -- a beautiful voice. This is a gentle, pleasing read that will strike a chord with every child who has ever wondered about his future, and every parent who has been wonderfully surprised by it.

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About the author (2000)

Rebecca Bond was born in 1972 and raised in Peacham, Vermont. She received a degree in visual arts from Brown University in 1995. Her first picture book, Just Like a Baby, was published in 1999. She went on to write and illustrate nine more books including Bravo, Maurice!, The Great Doughnut Parade, Escape from Baxters' Barn, Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event, and Belly of an Ox: The Unexpected Photographic Adventures of Richard and Cherry Kearton. She was also a senior designer at HMH Books for Young Readers. She worked there from 2008 and until her death. She died after a brief illness on August 2, 2017 at the age of 45.

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