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Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Paradeby Melissa Sweet
Synopses & Reviews
They study the night sky, watch chimpanzees in the wild, and dig up ancient clay treasures. They search the beach for rare fossils, photograph old rock carvings, explore the hazards of lead poisoning, and wander into dark caves. And in their watching, digging, and wandering they become discoverers. Young and old, they are women and girls who discover seventy-million-year-old sea lizards, the very origins of counting and writing, Stone Age cave art, mysterious matter in the universe, and how a puddle of water can be sanitized when heated by the sun.
Here is a tribute to the findings and revelations of these remarkable women and girls: to their perseverance, their epiphanies, their wondrous curiosity. Brought to life by stunning collage illustrations, these inspiring stories drawn from primary sources consistently probe into still unanswered questions. Here are discoveries that open our eyes not only to what women and girls can accomplish but also to the astonishing world in which we live.
In 1940, Hans and Margret Rey fled their Paris home as the German army advanced. They began their harrowing journey on bicycles, pedaling to Southern France with childrens book manuscripts among their few possessions.
Louise Borden combed primary resources, including Hans Reys pocket diaries, to tell this dramatic true story. Archival materials introduce readers to the world of Hans and Margret Rey while Allan Drummond dramatically and colorfully illustrates their wartime trek to a new home.
Follow the Reys amazing story in this unique large format book that resembles a travel journal and includes full-color illustrations, original photos, actual ticket stubs and more. A perfect book for Curious George fans of all ages.
In this inviting picture book biography of Mary Nohl, we meet the artist as a young girl, just discovering her talent, and watch as her front yard sculpture garden comes to life.
Science, history,and#160;andand#160;engineeringand#160;combineand#160;in thisand#160;uplifting non-fiction picture book about the invention of the world's most iconic amusement park ride, the Ferris Wheel. and#160;
When people danced to Joe Beebeeand#8217;s music they forgot about bad knees, tight shoes, backaches, blisters, and beetles . . . They forgot sickness, sadness, and sin. Joe Beebeeand#8217;s music, folks say, will take you up so high, your problems look small enough to stomp on. But, worries a plain brown hen, can it make a quiet rooster sing? Can it save her best friend from becoming Quiet Rooster Stew? Will Joe Beebee even play for chickens?
With art as fun as waltzing on the moon and with words as lively as a fiddle, this book captures the power of music to heal and of friendship to endure.
In this sequel to WON'T YOU BE MY KISSAROO?, there are plenty of hugs to go around!
Award-winning author/illustrator Melissa Sweet introduces Tupelo, an abandoned dog, who must find a new home for herself and her sock toy, Mr. Bones. With creative language and brilliant illustrations, Melissa shows how home is sometimes found in the most unexpected places.
Baby Bear has BIG dreams of being all grown up
There are many kinds of kisses to share.
With books and his imagination, there's no telling where Baby Bear can go!
In this sweet, bedtime story, Baby Bear discovers that Papa's lap is the best chair of all!
Who says pigs donand#8217;t dance? They do if theyand#8217;re determined to foil the plans of an evil witch who wants to cook two little girls and eat them for dinner. Bestselling author Judy Sierra turns this Balinese Hansel and Gretel story into a boisterous adventure complete with a graceful dancing pig, an ingenious talking mouse, a melodious frog band--and a frightful witch who gets her just desserts!
In the early 1900s, Robert Miller, a.k.a. and#147;Count Victor Lustig,and#8221; moved to Paris hoping to be an artist. Aand#160;conand#160;artist, that is. He used his ingenious scams on unsuspecting marks all over the world, from the Czech Republic, to Atlantic ocean liners, and across America. Tricky Vic pulled off his most daring con in 1925, when he managed to "sell" the Eiffel Tower to one of the cityand#8217;s most successful scrap metal dealers! Six weeks later, he tried to sell the Eiffel Tower all over again. Vic was never caught. For that particular scam, anyway. . . .
Kids will love to read about Vic's thrilling life, and teachers will love the informational sidebars and back matter. Award-winner Greg Pizzoliand#8217;s humorous and vibrant graphic style of illustration mark a bold approach to picture book biography.
About the Author
Like Tony Sarg, Melissa Sweet loved to figure out how to make things move as a child. (At age 6 she even took apart her marionettes to figure out how they worked.) Today she still plays with simple materials and constructions in her brilliant mixed-media collage illustrations, for which she has won a Caldecott Honor and two NYTimes Best Illustrated citations. She has also created many popular paper and baby gifts produced by eeBoo and recognizably Sweet. She and her husband and dogs live in the charming seaport town of Rockport, Maine.
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