Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) (Paperback)

By James E. Ransome (Illustrator), Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard

Clarion Books, 9780395720776, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 1995

List Price: 7.95*
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Sunday afternoons are special for Sarah and Susan because that's when they visit Aunt Flossie -- she has a memorable collection of hats, each with a special story.

About the Author

James Ransome has illustrated more than 35 books for children, including many award winners. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with his wife, children's book author Lesa Cline Ransome, and their four children. Visit his website at

Praise For Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

"Howard injects her quiet story with drama and humor, and she gets Aunt Flossie's voice just right. . . . Aunt Flossie's storytelling is evocative and colorful. . . . A wonderful family story set matter-of-factly in an African-American environment." Horn Book

"A lyrical, entertaining story that rings with authenticity. . . . Ransome's distinguished oil paintings are gorgeous. . . . A compelling book that will draw readers back again and again." School Library Journal

"A picture book warmly expressive of personal history and intergenerational affection." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review