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Publisher Comments:

Granny& #39; s heart is set to see her new grandbaby, but how can she< BR> ford a fast river, climb a steep mountain, and cross a wide desert?< BR> With a dose of determination, a well-stocked banjo case, and the< BR> charm of a simple bluegrass song& mdash; that& #39; s how < BR> < BR> Part tall tale, part lullaby, this rhythmic story, illustrated with warm< BR> pastoral paintings, celebrates the meeting of grandmothers and< BR> grandbabies everywhere.

Review:

"This mother-daughter team's debut collaboration opens with the lyrics and music for 'Owen's Song,' a bluegrass ode that sets the tone for this lighthearted and endearing tale. Readers then meet Owen's granny. When she hears that the toddler is 'a baby who went wiggly, jiggly,/ all-around giggly,/ and tip over tumble/ for bluegrass music,' that granny laces up her 'thousand-mile shoes,' packs her banjo in its 'trusty old case with the taped-up handle' and sets out on foot to visit her grandson. Birds arrive on the cherubic toddler's windowsill to report on his granny's progress, while the determined woman encounters daunting obstacles: she crosses a fast, deep river, climbs a tall, steep mountain and traverses a hot, wide desert, each time using 'Owen's Song' to negotiate her path. In Root's (Central Park Serenade) gold-flecked, majestic landscapes, river, mountain and desert magically cooperate with Owen's delighted granny. His paintings create a sense of anticipation for both characters, so that when his granny finally reaches Owen's house, their hug feels like a culmination. With its heartwarming message and visuals, this is a celebration of the bond between grandparent and child. Ages 2-5." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Grannys heart is set to see her new grandbaby, but how can she ford a fast river, climb a steep mountain, and cross a wide desert?

With a dose of determination, a well-stocked banjo case, and the charm of a simple bluegrass song—thats how!

Part tall tale, part lullaby, this rhythmic story, illustrated with warm pastoral paintings, celebrates the meeting of grandmothers and grandbabies everywhere.

Synopsis:

Part tall tale, part lullaby, this rhythmic story, illustrated with warm pastoral paintings, celebrates the meeting of grandmothers and grandbabies everywhere. Full color.

About the Author

Jacqueline Briggs Martin is the author of Snowflake Bentley, winner of the 1999 Caldecott Medal, and The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish, an ALA Notable Book, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, Riverbank Review Finalist, Notable Social Studies Trade book and winner of The Golden Kite Award for Illustration. She grew up on a farm in Maine much like the one in this story. She lives in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618336036
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Location:
Boston
Illustrator:
Root, Barry
Author:
Busse, Sarah Martin
Author:
Root, Barry
Author:
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Family - New Baby
Subject:
Babies
Subject:
Performing Arts - Music
Subject:
Grandmothers
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
November 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full color
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 10 x 0.13 in 1.04 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-05

Related Subjects

Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 19th Century
Children's » Humor
Children's » Music » Picture Books
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy

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Product details 32 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780618336036 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This mother-daughter team's debut collaboration opens with the lyrics and music for 'Owen's Song,' a bluegrass ode that sets the tone for this lighthearted and endearing tale. Readers then meet Owen's granny. When she hears that the toddler is 'a baby who went wiggly, jiggly,/ all-around giggly,/ and tip over tumble/ for bluegrass music,' that granny laces up her 'thousand-mile shoes,' packs her banjo in its 'trusty old case with the taped-up handle' and sets out on foot to visit her grandson. Birds arrive on the cherubic toddler's windowsill to report on his granny's progress, while the determined woman encounters daunting obstacles: she crosses a fast, deep river, climbs a tall, steep mountain and traverses a hot, wide desert, each time using 'Owen's Song' to negotiate her path. In Root's (Central Park Serenade) gold-flecked, majestic landscapes, river, mountain and desert magically cooperate with Owen's delighted granny. His paintings create a sense of anticipation for both characters, so that when his granny finally reaches Owen's house, their hug feels like a culmination. With its heartwarming message and visuals, this is a celebration of the bond between grandparent and child. Ages 2-5." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Grannys heart is set to see her new grandbaby, but how can she ford a fast river, climb a steep mountain, and cross a wide desert?

With a dose of determination, a well-stocked banjo case, and the charm of a simple bluegrass song—thats how!

Part tall tale, part lullaby, this rhythmic story, illustrated with warm pastoral paintings, celebrates the meeting of grandmothers and grandbabies everywhere.

"Synopsis" by , Part tall tale, part lullaby, this rhythmic story, illustrated with warm pastoral paintings, celebrates the meeting of grandmothers and grandbabies everywhere. Full color.
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