DescriptionPowerhouses Jane Yolen and Floyd Cooper come together to tell this heartwarming story of an unexpected friendship. Every evening, old as she is, Miz Berlin walks down the long block, past Mary Louise's house, talking to herself. One day Mary Louise catches up to Miz Berlin and walks with her. She is spellbound by the stories the old woman tells: block-long stories and two-day stories about how she caught crawdaddies the day the sky rained feathers, or about the day the flood rose right to her front door. Now every evening, Mary Louise walks with Miz Berlin, then runs on home, stuffed full of her own stories to tell. "This poignant book conveys through simple words the power of stories to build bridges between two very different people."--Booklist "Yolen is pitch-perfect in her delivery of this tender tale."--Publishers Weekly
December 18, 2000
7.99 X 0.16 X 10.01 inches | 0.27 pounds
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About the Author
Jane Yolen (janeyolen.com) needs no introduction! She has been called the "Hans Christian Andersen of children's literature" (Time) and has won countless awards for her wide-ranging body of work -- picture books, poetry, nonfiction, middle-grade fiction, YA novels, and novels and poetry for adults. She was also the editor of her own imprints at Harcourt (Jane Yolen Books and the reprint line Magic Carpet Books), where she published best-selling authors Patricia C. Wrede, Bruce Coville, and Anne McCaffrey, among many others. Floyd Cooper (floydcooper.com) started drawing when he was three years old and has never stopped. He has been awarded the Coretta Scott King Award for The Blacker the Berry, three Coretta Scott King Honors for Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea, Meet Danitra Brown, and I Have Heard of a Land, and an NAACP image award. He was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and graduated with a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma.
Praise for Miz Berlin Walks "This poignant book conveys through simple words the power of stories to build bridges between two very different people."--Booklist "Yolen is pitch-perfect in her delivery of this tender tale."--Publishers Weekly "A storyteller's dream."--Children's Literature