Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table (Hardcover)
Blue Apple Books, 9781609050290, 36pp.
Publication Date: September 22, 2010
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Auntie Mabel and her family and friends have gathered for their big Sunday dinner and can't wait to dig into a delicious, mouthwatering meal. Before they can begin, Auntie Mabel starts--and doesn't stop --blessing everyone and everything she surveys: the yams and Brussels sprouts, the table and chairs--even the president of the United States Author and illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newtons delectable celebration of food and family is a joyous appreciation of how traditions and rituals bring us, and keep us, together.
About the Author
Vanessa Brantley Newton, author of Let Freedom Sing, was a little girl of three when she found a box of crayons and wished to be an artist. At school, Vanessa met a teacher/artist who encouraged her. Now she is living her dream. She is largely self-taught, though she has attended art school in New York. Vanessa lives in East Orange, New Jersey with her family.