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My Great Aunt-arizonaby Gloria Houston
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Arizona was born in a log cabin her papa built. She grew into a tall girl who liked to sing, square-dance, and — most of all — read and dream of the faraway places she would visit one day.
Arizona never did make it to those places. Instead she became a teacher, helping generations of children in the one-room schoolhouse which she herself had attended. Gloria Houston's Joyous recounting of her great-aunt Arizona's quiet yet meaningful life reminds us of the magical place a special teacher can hold in our hearts.
Bestselling children's book author Gloria Houston celebrates her great-aunt's life. Arizona Houston Hughes lived her entire life in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. It was there that she learned about words, numbers, and faraway places--and it was to there she returned, after being trained as a teacher, to share her indomitable spirit and sense of wonder with generations of school children. Full color illustrations.
About the Author
Gloria Houston, like her great-aunt Arizona, is both a teacher and a native of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Ms. Houston taught students of all ages — from kindergarten through twelfth grade--for over fifteen years. Now she is author-in-residence at the University of South Florida's College of Education, where she teaches children's literature and writing.
Ms. Houston has written several books for children, including the best-sellingThe Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree,illustrated by Barbara Cooney, andLittleJim,illustrated by Thomas B. Allen. She lives in Tampa, Florida.
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