The Ramble Shamble Children

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Product Details

Price
$17.98  $16.54
Publisher
Nancy Paulsen Books
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.3 X 10.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780399176326

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About the Author

Christina Soontornvat is very proud of both her Thai and her Texan roots. She received Newbery Honors for both the middle grade fantasy A Wish in the Dark and All Thirteen, a nonfiction account of the Thai Cave Rescue. She's the author of the fantasy middle grade series The Changelings and the early chapter book series Diary of an Ice Princess. She holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in science education. She spent a decade working in the science museum field, where she designed programs and exhibits to get kids excited about science. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, two young children, and one old cat.

Lauren Castillo studied illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is the author and illustrator of the 2015 Caldecott Honor-winning book Nana in the City, as well as The Troublemaker and Melvin and the Boy. Lauren has also illustrated several critically acclaimed picture books, including Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley, Yard Sale by Eve Bunting, and City Cat by Kate Banks. She currently draws and dreams in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Reviews

* "Sweet-tempered writing by Soontornvat and affectionate spreads by Caldecott Honoree Castillo make it clear that the ramble shamble house, with no parents in sight, is perfect the way it is. Looking after the garden and the chickens is hard work, but the children are free to make their own decisions, and to change their minds, too. The underlying Pippi Longstocking-style setting--children living and thriving together--could easily sustain further episodes."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Charmingly illustrated in Castillo's signature style. . . . Soontornvat's complete lack of exposition, with no explanation of how five diverse children came to live this way, lends the story a classic, old-time-y feel that allows readers to focus on more important things: what it means to contribute to the well-being of others, what makes a family, and what love looks like. Hint: It doesn't look like diamond chandeliers. Readers will surely want to join this sweet family."--Kirkus Reviews

"A fairy-tale-like setting amid remote mountains and trees. . . . The spectacle of young children living independently from adults will fire up young readers' imaginations, and the illustrations, with bold colors and sunshine-filled landscapes, will only fuel that fire."--Booklist