Aunt Minnie and the Twister by Mary Skillings Prigger

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From warm-hearted storyteller Mary Skillings Prigger and award-winning illustrator Betsy Lewin comes another affectionate, humorous tale about the indomitable spinster Aunt Minnie and her nine adopted nieces and nephews. Minnie keeps her growing kids busy—they plant in the spring, harvest in the summer, and can in the fall. But when a wild twister sweeps through the farm one spring day, everything turns topsy-turvy. Luckily, Aunt Minnie knows just what to do! Evocative, rhythmic text and joyful watercolors depict the passing of seasons on a small farm and paint an affectionate portrait of a true problem solver and her spirited and loving family.
 

About Mary Skillings Prigger

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No Bio BETSY LEWIN is the well-known illustrator of Duck for President; Giggle, Giggle, Quack; and the Caldecott Honor-winning Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, all written by Doreen Cronin. She lives in New York City.
 
Published April 22, 2002 by Clarion Books. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The black outlines of Lewin's (Snake Alley Band) witty, loose watercolors punctuate the pages in a flurry of scribbles, suggesting the kind of bursting-at-the-seams activity typical of a large family and counteracting any hint of Minnie's rigidity with fluid, personable characterizations.

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In this sequel to Aunt Minnie McGranahan, the tidy Kansas spinster takes on a tornado and its effects the same way she earlier took in nine orphaned nieces and nephews—with humor, determination, love and top-notch organizational skills.

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Betsy Lewin's delightful illustrations bring Mary Skillings Prigger's story of "Aunt Minnie and the Twister" to life in this heart-warming tale of the indomitable Aunt Minnie and her unlikely family on a little Kansas farm.

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