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Publisher Comments:

"Horace is adopted. He is also spotted, and he is loved and cared for by his new mother and father--who are striped. But...Horace feels the need to search out his roots...Keller deals with a sensitive subject in a way that is perceptive but not sentimental."--Publishers Weekly. "A first choice for those families seeking a low-key, reassuring book about adoption--and one that is fun to share as well."--Horn Book.

About the Author

Holly Keller, the author-artist of That's Mine, Horace, has written more than thirty books and illustrated as many written by other people Among the most popular of her picture books are two previous books about Horace, Horace and Brave Horace, and several books about the feisty pig Geraldine. She is the mother of two grown children and lives with her pediatrician husband in Connecticut.

In Her Own Words...

"Although I didn't realize that I was launching a wonderful career that would develop many years later, I wrote my first book for children when I was a senior at Hunter High School in New York City. Accepting the offer of my Latin teacher for me to do an extra translation to improve my grade, I produced a fully illustrated dummy of Little Red Riding Hood-in Latin, and set in the appropriate period of history. I also didn't know that it would be a long time before my artistic and intellectual interests would work together side by side quite so neatly again.

"I went to Sarah Lawrence College planning to study art, and ended up with a concentration in American history. I earned a Master's degree in history at Columbia University but never gave up my longing to draw and paint. Some years later I took a class in printmaking at Manhattanville College, and it was there that everything started to come together. I was working on a series of etchings illustrating a tale by Rudyard Kipling, and my very wise teacher, John Ross, suggested children's books.

"By then I was the mother of two small children and lived with my pediatrician husband in a rural town in Connecticut. I used whatever quiet hours I could find to put together a portfolio, and what little energy remained to take a course in illustration at the Parsons School of Design. I arrived at Greenwillow in 1981 with a pile of drawings for stories that existed somewhere in my head. Susan Hirschman pulled one out and told me to go home and write the story — in a week, no less! Well, somehow I did it, and the sense of unity I had felt back in Latin class was mine again.

"Since that first book, which was called Cromwell's Glasses, there have been many, many stories. Some come from my own childhood (frequently changed just enough to make them turn out more to my liking!), some come from the experiences of my children, and, more recently, some have come from the places to which I have traveled.

"In all the years that I have been writing and illustrating children's books, it has never felt like work. Each new book brings me to a place I have never been before, and I am always excited and happy to be there."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688098315
Author:
Keller, Holly
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Author:
by Holly Keller
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
Adoption
Subject:
Self-acceptance
Subject:
Family - Adoption
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Situations / Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Self-acceptance -- Fiction.
Subject:
Parent and child -- Fiction.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
19910426
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.50x9.94x.36 in. .72 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Adoption and Foster Care

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