Anna's Table by Eve Bunting

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In this heartwarming story, little Anna gathers items from nature for a special table given to her by her beloved aunt. Esteemed children's author Eve Bunting shows youngsters the poetry of beach rocks and sea shells, mouse bones and a piece of tree bark shaped like a hand. Full color.
 

About Eve Bunting

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Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Maghera, Ireland, as Anne Evelyn Bunting. She graduated from Northern Ireland's Methodist College in Belfast in 1945 and then studied at Belfast's Queen's College. She emigrated with her family in 1958 to California, and became a naturalized citizen in 1969. That same year, she began her writing career, and in 1972, her first book, "The Two Giants" was published. In 1976, "One More Flight" won the Golden Kite Medal, and in 1978, "Ghost of Summer" won the Southern California's Council on Literature for Children and Young People's Award for fiction. "Smokey Night" won the American Library Association's Randolph Caldecott Medal in 1995 and "Winter's Coming" was voted one of the 10 Best Books of 1977 by the New York Times. Bunting is involved in many writer's organizations such as P.E.N., The Authors Guild, the California Writer's Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers. She has published stories in both Cricket, and Jack and Jill Magazines, and has written over 150 books in various genres such as children's books, contemporary, historic and realistic fiction, poetry, nonfiction and humor. Taia Morley graduated from Cornell University with a degree in environmental and product design. She is a toy designer and picture book illustrator. This her second book for children. Ms. Morley lives in Stillwater, Minnesota.
 
Published March 1, 2003 by Cooper Square Publishing Llc. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Debut artist Morley juxtaposes impressionistic close-up portraits of items from the table with realistic, full-page (or larger) backdrops, framed in white, that transport readers to the time of the objects' discovery.

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