Synopses & Reviews
Virginia Lee Burton's unique ability to put meaning into the elusive passagesof time will give all readers a firm grasp of the history of our planet and abetter sense of their own part in it. Full color.
"Miss Burton succeeds in giving the reader a sense of his own place in the magnificent flow of time and creation." Horn Book
"Miss Burton succeeds in giving the reader a sense of his own place in the magnificent flow of time and creation." Horn Book Guide
A beautifully designed book set up as a play in five acts. The passage of time is shown visually on each page.
About the Author
Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children. The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal for THE LITTLE HOUSE, Burton's books include heroes and happy endings, lively illustrations, and a dash of nostalgia. She lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband George Demetrios, the sculptor, in a section of Gloucester, Massachusetts, called Folly Cove. Here she taught a class in design and from it emerged the Folly Cove designers, a group of internationally known professional artisans. She is the author of many classic children's picture books, including MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL and KATY AND THE BIG SNOW.