East Texas, the 1930s—the Great Depression. Award-winning author Jonah Winter's father grew up with seven siblings in a tiny house on the edge of town. In this picture book, Winter shares his family history in a lyrical text that is clear, honest, and utterly accessible to young readers, accompanied by Kimberly Bulcken Root's rich, gorgeous illustrations. Here is a celebration of family and of making do with what you have—a wonderful classroom book that's also perfect for children and parents to share.
WINNER 2012 - Parents' Choice Gold Award
NOMINEE - Bank Street Child Study Children's Book Award
NOMINEE - NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies
JONAH WINTER is the author of Here Comes the Garbage Barge!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book; Muhammad Ali: Champion of the World; and Dizzy, the recipient of five starred reviews and Best Book of the Year citations from Booklist, School Library Journal, Horn Book, The Bulletin, and Kirkus Reviews. He also wrote Roberto Clemente, Diego, and more.
KIMBERLY BULCKEN ROOT was born in York, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Connecticut and South Carolina. She is the award-winning illustrator of over 30 children's books, including Papa's Bedtime Story by Marly Lee Donovan, a Silver Medal winner in the Society of Illustrators' Children's Book Original Art Exhibition. When the Whippoorwill Calls by Candice F. Ransom was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Hugh Can Do and The Toll-Bridge Troll were both named ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Books. Birdie's Lighthouse won a Parents' Choice Honor Award and was a Bulletin Blue Ribble Books.