Always My Dad by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
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Illustrated in full color. Though Dad moves around a lot and his jobs keep changing, a young girl and her brother hold fast to memories of his magical, unexpected visits in this portrait of an African-American family held together by a special bond of love.  "This poignant, lyrical story captures the games children play; the anticipation and pleasure of seeing a mostly absent, yet loving parent; and the reality of having no control over what adults do, of never knowing what might happen next, and of parting.  Regardless of circumstances, somehow it's always clear to this patient, wise-for-her-years girl that her father loves her.  The etched watercolor, charcoal, colored-pencil, and lithograph-pencil art has a dreamy, statuesque quality." --School Library Journal
 

About Sharon Dennis Wyeth

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Before becoming an author of children's books, Sharon Dennis Wyeth went through many different career changes. Her first job after graduating from Radcliffe College was as a family counselor at a day-care center in New York City. She then went on to become an actress, producer, and playwright--and, at one time, owner of her own off-off-Broadway theater. She was also a writer for daytime television, a voice teacher, and a Public Speaking Consultant. She has been a children's book author since 1985.Sharon Dennis Wyeth lives in Montclair, New Jersey, where she enjoys singing, hiking, cooking, and gardening.
 
Published December 27, 1994 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Based on her own childhood experiences, Wyeth's first picture book tells of a girl's special relationship with her father.

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An African American girl spends a summer on a farm and bonds with her often absent father. Paintings with a scratched-surface texture create a nostalgic feeling. Ages 4-8. (Dec.)

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An African American girl spends a summer on a farm and bonds with her often absent father.

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