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Geraldine's Blanket

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Geraldine loves her baby blanket. Trouble is, she's no baby, and her blanket is old and tattered. "It looks silly," says her mother. "There's hardly any blanket left,"says her father. But geraldine refuses to part with her old friend. Will a new doll from Aunt Bessie at Christmas change her mind?

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:
9780688078102
Author:
Keller, Holly
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Author:
by Holly Keller
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Picture books
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Animals - Pigs
Subject:
Pigs
Subject:
Blankets
Subject:
Pigs -- Fiction.
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Emotions and Feelings
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Situations / Emotions & Feelings
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Mulberry ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Mulberry Books
Publication Date:
19880431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from PreS
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.08x7.26x.13 in. .21 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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