Lavender (Paperback)

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Lavender (Paperback)

By Karen Hesse, Andrew Glass (Illustrator)


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Codie loves to spend time with her favorite aunt, Alix. Her aunt is a talented seamstress, and Codie knows that the perfect gift for Alix's new baby is a handmade blanket. Codie wants to have the blanket done before the baby is born. Suddenly, the baby is coming early. Will Codie be able to finish the blanket in time?

Karen Hesse is the author of many books for young people, including Out of the Dust, winner of the Newbery Medal, Letters from Rifka, Brooklyn Bridge, Phoenix Rising, Sable and Lavender. In addition to the Newbery, she has received honors including the Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Award, the MacArthur Fellowship “Genius” Award and the Christopher Award, and was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award. Born in Baltimore, Hesse graduated from the University of Maryland. She and her husband Randy live in Vermont.

Andrew Glass is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the Newbery Honor books Graven Images: Three Stories by Paul Fleischman and The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree by Bill Brittain. Andrew lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.
Product Details ISBN: 9780312376093
ISBN-10: 031237609X
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: September 14th, 2010
Pages: 48
Language: English

“This simple, easily read little story is a gem. Each telling detail . . . is a gentle brush-stroke in this tender, but never sentimental, portrait of a particularly nice family welcoming its newest member.” —Kirkus Reviews, Pointer Review

“A fresh, gentle approach to a standard theme.” —School Library Journal