Cecil's Story by George Ella Lyon
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A boy thinks about the possible scenarios that exist for him at home if his father goes off to fight in the Civil War.
 

About George Ella Lyon

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George Ella Lyon has written many books for young readers including the award-winning picture book "You and Me and Home Sweet Home", illustrated by Stephanie Anderson, which was named an Honor Book for the Jane Addam's Award; Mother" to Tigers;""No Dessert Forever!", both illustrated by Peter Catalanotto and "Trucks Roll!" illustrated by Craig Frazier. Her novel, "Sonny's House of Spies", earned two starred reviews and was nominated for a Kentucky Bluegrass Award. George Ella lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her family. Find out more about the author visit www.georgeellalyon.com Peter Catalanotto has written fifteen books for children, including Monkey & Robot", Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-It-All", "Ivan the Terrier", "Matthew A.B.C.", and "Emily's Art", of which "School Library Journal" said in a starred review, "Whether viewed from afar or up close, this creative and heartfelt book is a masterpiece." Peter has illustrated more than forty books, among them several collaborations with George Ella Lyon. Their "Mother to Tigers" received a starred review in "School Library Journal" and was one of the New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing in 2003. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
 
Published March 1, 1991 by Orchard Books. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A boy awaits his injured father's return from the Civil War; PW commended this picture-book treatment of the consequences of war as ``unusual and timely.'' Ages 5-7. (Mar.)

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A boy awaits his injured father's return from the Civil War;

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Although the tender relationships between characters and the warm assurance of the ending are laudable, Cecil's imaginary stories about the war are difficult to follow--as when the boy is pictured being reunited with his mother on the verso page, and being comforted about her absence on the right.

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