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Greenwillow Books,
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Donald Crews, the Caldecott Honor artist and award-winning creator of Freight Train, Truck, and many other classic picture books for young children, writes of his own childhood experiences visiting his grandparents in Florida.

Four African American children travel with their mother, and when the train arrives in Cottondale, Florida, the summer at Bigmama's house begins! Donald Crews brilliantly evokes the sights, sounds, and emotions of a memorable childhood experience. Beautifully and richly illustrated, this is a wonderful choice for family reading and classroom sharing. "A very special book by a superb artist and storyteller."--The Horn Book

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full_title bigmama s
author crews donald
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lastUpdate 2018-03-17 04:54:26AM

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display_description Visiting Bigmama's house in the country, young Donald Crews finds his relatives full of news and the old place and its surroundings just the same as the year before.
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subject_facet African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Authors, American -- Juvenile literature, Country life, Country life -- Juvenile literature, Country life -- United States -- Juvenile literature, Crews, Donald -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature, Crews, Donald -- Juvenile literature, Family, Family life, Illustrators -- Juvenile literature
title_display Bigmama's
title_full Bigmama's / Donald Crews
title_short Bigmama's
topic_facet African Americans, Authors, American, Childhood and youth, Country life, Crews, Donald, Family, Family life, Illustrators