Rudi's Pond (Hardcover)

By Eve Bunting, Ronald Himler (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780395890677, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 20, 1999

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/18/2004)

List Price: 16.00*
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The young narrator's best friend, Rudi, is very sick, and it's hard for her to understand. When Rudi dies, the narrator and the other children in school help to build a pond by the big knobby oak to remember him by. A hummingbird feeder that Rudi made hangs by the pond, and one day a special hummingbird comes to visit. . . . Based on a true story, Rudi's Pond is an insightful book that will help young readers to deal with loss. Once again author Eve Bunting and illustrator Ronald Himler have combined their talents to create a memorable picture book.

About the Author

Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.

 Ronald Himler is the award-winning illustrator of more than 75 books for children. He lives in the desert outside of Tuscon, Arizona and can be visited online at

Praise For Rudi's Pond

"A gently told story of friendship, loss, and hope." --SLJ

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