Bigmama's (Hardcover)

By Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator)

Greenwillow Books, 9780688099503, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 23, 1991

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/21/1998)
Library Binding (10/23/1991)
Prebound (1/1/1998)
Prebound (1/21/1998)

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

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

Supports the Common Core State Standards



About the Author

Donald Crews is the renowned creator of many celebrated children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Books Freight Train and Truck. He and his wife, Ann Jonas, live in New York's Hudson River Valley.


Donald Crews es el renombrado autor de dos libros merecedores del premio Caldecott, Tren de carga (Freight Train) y School Bus. Vive con su esposa, Ann Jonas, cerca del Río Hudson, en Nueva York.



Donald Crews is the renowned creator of many celebrated children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Books Freight Train and Truck. He and his wife, Ann Jonas, live in New York's Hudson River Valley.


Donald Crews es el renombrado autor de dos libros merecedores del premio Caldecott, Tren de carga (Freight Train) y School Bus. Vive con su esposa, Ann Jonas, cerca del Río Hudson, en Nueva York.



Praise For Bigmama's

★ “A rich sensory experience.”
— Kirkus Reviews (pointered review)

★ “A loving tribute to memories that defy the passage of time.”
— Booklist (starred review)

“For millions of kids, summertime means visits with grandparents. They’ll relate to this autobiographical book, in which the author recalls his annual stays at his grandparents’ farm in Cottondale, Fla., in the 1940s and ‘50s.” (in the article “6 Standout Picture Books About Kids and Their Grandparents”)
— Brightly