The Old Woman Who Named Things

Cynthia Rylant (Author) Kathryn Brown (Illustrator)
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Description

How does an old woman who has outlived all her friends keep from being lonely? By naming the things in her life she knows she will never outlive--like her house, Franklin, and her bed, Roxanne. When a shy brown puppy appears at her front gate, the old woman won't name it, because it might not outlive her. Tender watercolors capture the charm of this heartwarming story of an old woman who doesn't know she's lonely until she meets a plucky puppy who needs a name--and someone to love. "Rylant and Brown together create with affection and lovingly humorous touches a glimpse of old age lived with relish." --Booklist

Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
August 01, 2000
Pages
32
Dimensions
9.14 X 0.14 X 10.05 inches | 0.34 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780152021023

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About the Author

Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at CynthiaRylant.com.
Kathryn Brown has illustrated many picture books, including books by Patricia MacLachlan, Mem Fox, and Jane Yolen. Her work has received an ALA Notable citation, an ABA Pick of the List, and a Parenting Magazine Outstanding Children's Book of the Year award, among others.

Reviews

"Rylant and Brown together create with affection and lovingly humorous touches a glimpse of old age lived with relish."-Booklist

" Rylant and Brown together create with affection and lovingly humorous touches a glimpse of old age lived with relish." -Booklist