The Tub People

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Harper & Row, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
3 Reviews
Conrad presents a charmingly written book about dolls who think and feel, right at the center of every child's imagination, where scary things can happen but soon are remedied. Full-color illustrations.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Read in? The 20th Children's Book Treasury.? A neat message about empathy as the child (we're encouraged to deduce) has been scolded for not taking better care of his toys, so we readers can figure ... Read full review

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User Review  - ageoflibrarius - LibraryThing

This book is great for imagination, personification, adjectives, and imagery. I think everyone has played make believe with some kind of tub person or another. Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Pam Conrad was born in 1947 in New York City. She attended and graduated from the New School for Social Work. She soon became a children's author. Her book Our House: Stories of Levittown was a Newberry Medal finalist. Some of her other works include: Holding Me Here, Zoe Rising, The Tub People, and Taking the Fairy Home. Pam Conrad passed away on Jan. 22, 1996.

Illustrator, Richard Egielski was born in New York City on July 16, 1952. He studied at Parson's School of Design. He also studied the art of picture books with Maurice Sendak. He was the winner of the 1987 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks. He wrote and illustrated Buz and Jazper which were chosen as New York Times Best Illustrated Books for Children. Other books illustrated by Egielski include The Tub People and The Tub Grandfather by Pam Conrad.

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