January 15, 2019
8.5 X 0.4 X 9.7 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author
John Updike (1932-2009) was one of America's greatest postwar writers, and the author of more than 40 books, including novels, short stories, poems, and literary criticism. His awards include the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Trina Schart Hyman (1939-2004) was a renowned illustrator best known for her fairy tale, medieval, and Arthurian art. She was awarded one Caldecott Medal, three Caldecott Honors, and the Golden Kite Award. She created iconic, exquisite illustrations for more than 150 books. Born in Philadelphia, she lived most of her life in New Hampshire.
"Updike's poetry and Hyman's glowing illustrations lovingly portray a year in the life of a child . . . in this gem."--School Library Journal, starred review "Each evocative illustration has its own story to tell, celebrating the small moments in children's lives with clarity and sensitivity, with empathy and joy. A beautifully illustrated edition of Updike's poems for children."--Booklist "The language and illustrations are . . . vibrantly alive enough to keep young readers occupied through more than one reading."--Publishers Weekly "Updike's poems are sometimes pretty, sometimes playful, and always evocative, while Trina Schart Hyman's illustrations not only complement the verse, but add their own layers of meaning and wit. . . . A truly timeless book about time."--Bruce Handy, author of Wild Things