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Cheerful (New York Review Children's Collection)

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Publisher Comments:

An Easter story for young readers.  This is the tale of a little church mouse named Cheerful who lives in the city with his parents; his brother, Solemnity; and his sisters, Faith and Hope. Cheerful and his brother and sisters spend their time frolicking in the rainbow shadows cast by the church’s stained-glass windows and dining on the crumbs of wedding cakes. But while Solemnity, Faith, and Hope are happy to live in the bustling city, Cheerful’s favorite spot has always been the greenest patches of light under the windows. His dream is to settle in the country, and one day he bids his family farewell and sets off on an adventure.

Palmer Brown’s intricate filigreed drawings turn this sweet, simple story into an instrument of enchantment as glorious as a rose window and as intimate as the spun-sugar Easter egg that will finally carry Cheerful to his pastoral home.

Synopsis:

This is the story of a little church mouse named Cheerful who lives in the city with his parents; his brother, Solemnity; and his sisters, Faith and Hope. Cheerful and his brother and sisters spend their time frolicking in the rainbow shadows cast by the church’s stained-glass windows and dining on the crumbs of wedding cakes. But while Solemnity, Faith, and Hope are happy to live in the bustling city, Cheerful’s favorite spot has always been the greenest patches of light under the windows. His dream is to settle in the country, and one day he bids his family farewell and sets off on an adventure.

Palmer Brown’s intricate filigreed drawings turn this sweet, simple story into an instrument of enchantment as glorious as a rose window and as intimate as the spun-sugar Easter egg that will finally carry Cheerful to his pastoral home.

Synopsis:

This is the story of a little city mouse named Cheerful. He lives in a church with his parents; his brother, Solemnity; and his sisters, Faith and Hope. They spend their days frolicking in the rainbow shadows cast by the stained-glass windows and dining on crumbs left after wedding feasts. Solemnity, Faith, and Hope are happy to be city mice, but Cheerful’s favorite spot has always been the greenest patches of light under the windows. He dreams of the country, and one day he bids his parents farewell and sets off on an adventure.

 

Palmer Brown’s intricate filigreed drawings turn this sweet, simple story into an instrument of enchantment as glorious as a rose window and as intimate as the sugar-spun Easter egg that conveys Cheerful to his pastoral home.

About the Author

Palmer Brown (1920-2012) was born in Chicago and attended Swarthmore and the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author and illustrator of five books for children, including Something for Christmas, Beyond the Pawpaw Trees and its sequel, The Silver Nutmeg (all available from the New York Review Children’s Collection), and Hickory.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590175019
Author:
Brown, Palmer
Publisher:
New York Review of Books
Subject:
Lifestyles - City Life
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Easter
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
72
Dimensions:
6.8 x 4.27 x 0.48 in 0.3 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 7

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"Synopsis" by , This is the story of a little church mouse named Cheerful who lives in the city with his parents; his brother, Solemnity; and his sisters, Faith and Hope. Cheerful and his brother and sisters spend their time frolicking in the rainbow shadows cast by the church’s stained-glass windows and dining on the crumbs of wedding cakes. But while Solemnity, Faith, and Hope are happy to live in the bustling city, Cheerful’s favorite spot has always been the greenest patches of light under the windows. His dream is to settle in the country, and one day he bids his family farewell and sets off on an adventure.

Palmer Brown’s intricate filigreed drawings turn this sweet, simple story into an instrument of enchantment as glorious as a rose window and as intimate as the spun-sugar Easter egg that will finally carry Cheerful to his pastoral home.

"Synopsis" by , This is the story of a little city mouse named Cheerful. He lives in a church with his parents; his brother, Solemnity; and his sisters, Faith and Hope. They spend their days frolicking in the rainbow shadows cast by the stained-glass windows and dining on crumbs left after wedding feasts. Solemnity, Faith, and Hope are happy to be city mice, but Cheerful’s favorite spot has always been the greenest patches of light under the windows. He dreams of the country, and one day he bids his parents farewell and sets off on an adventure.

 

Palmer Brown’s intricate filigreed drawings turn this sweet, simple story into an instrument of enchantment as glorious as a rose window and as intimate as the sugar-spun Easter egg that conveys Cheerful to his pastoral home.

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