A chair for my mother

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Greenwillow Books,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.
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IL: LG - BL: 3.4 - AR Pts: 0.5
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This classic and award-winning picture book was written and illustrated by the celebrated Vera B. Williams and was named a Caldecott Honor Book by the American Library Association. "A tender knockout . . . it's rare to find much vitality, spontaneity, and depth of feeling in such a simple, young book."--Kirkus Reviews

After their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother, and grandmother save their coins to buy a really comfortable chair for all to enjoy. A Chair for My Mother has sold more than a million copies and is an ideal choice for reading and sharing at home and in the classroom. "A superbly conceived picture book expressing the joyful spirit of a loving family."--The Horn Book

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Grouped Work ID 523d6512-4f36-ab54-c8c7-0a04220ea3ff
Full title chair for my mother
Author williams vera b
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-23 13:18:43PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-23 13:22:28PM

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author Williams, Vera B.
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publishDate 1982, 1993
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series Rosa books
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subject_facet Big books, Big books -- Specimens, Chairs -- Fiction, Chairs -- Juvenile fiction, Chairs -- Stories, Families -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Fiction, Generosity -- Juvenile fiction, Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction, Saving and investment -- Fiction, Saving and investment -- Juvenile fiction, Saving and investment -- Stories, Waitresses -- Juvenile fiction
title_display A chair for my mother
title_full A chair for my mother / by Vera B. Williams, A chair for my mother [big book] / by Vera B. Williams
title_short A chair for my mother
topic_facet Big books, Chairs, Families, Family life, Generosity, Grandmothers, Saving and investment, Stories, Waitresses