Amy's Three Best Things

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Amy's Three Best Things
Written by Philippa Pearce
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763663148
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Amy's Three Best Things

author: Philippa Pearce
illustrator: Helen Craig

Amy may never have spent a night away from home, but today she declares that she wants to spend not one but three nights at her grandmaís house. So she packs a bag, and off she goes. During the day, she and Grandma have a lovely time, but when Amy is alone in bed she starts to miss her mother and her baby brother and their dog, Bonzo. Luckily Amy has brought her three best things for a visit, which offer a heartening taste of home ó in the most remarkable ways! From the stellar creative pair of Philippa Pearce and Helen Craig comes a wonderfully reassuring bedtime tale.

In a tale both comforting and magical, a child finds a way to calm her worries during a first visit away from home.
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 10 7/16" x 8 7/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Bedtime & Dreams; Fantasy & Magic; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Philippa Pearce is one of the twentieth centuryís greatest childrenís writers. Her books include Tomís Midnight Garden, winner of the Carnegie Medal; The Squirrel Wife, illustrated by Wayne Anderson; and A Finderís Magic, created for her two grandsons and illustrated by their other grandmother, Helen Craig. Philippa Pearce died in 2006.
illustrator’s comments:
Helen Craig is a widely acclaimed illustrator of books for children, including This Is the Bear by Sarah Hayes, One Windy Wednesday by Phyllis Root, The Yellow House by Blake Morrison, A Finderís Magic by Philippa Pearce, and the hugely popular Angelina Ballerina stories by Katharine Holabird. Helen Craig lives in England.
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