Emma Bean by Jean Van Leeuwen

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Emma Bean, a rabbit sewn from old dress scraps, shares a child's most special moments in the adventure of living--she is tossed about, hugged, tastes food first, left out in rain, patched, kissed and treasured, as the author describes a celebration of love and sharing. Watercolor illustrations.

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Jean Van Leeuwen was born in 1937 and grew up in the town of Rutherford, New Jersey. After high school she attended Syracuse University, where she majored in journalism, thinking she would like to work on a magazine. Van leeuwen did work for a magazine briefly, then drifted into book publishing, where she found herself in the world of children¿s books, as an editor. She decided to try her hand at writing children's books and so took a writing class.Eventually, her first book, Timothy's Flower, was published. Since then, Van Leeuwen has written more than forty books. In her spare time she teaches a Writers' Workshop for adults and visit schools to talk about books. She also volunteers in a first-grade classroom, where she helps children with their writing. Van Leeuwen has written books that have won a wide array of honors, including the William Allen White Award, the South Carolina Children¿s Book Award, and the Booklist Editors¿ Choices.
Published September 6, 1993 by Dial. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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A particularly endearing stuffed toy--a very long-earred rabbit, made by Molly's grandmother before her birth--survives the affection of the normally rambunctious child.

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The noise was just terrible.'' In the years that follow, the stoic stuffed animal accompanies Molly to the doctor's office, shares Molly's meals, participates willingly in Molly's father's game of Toss the Bunny, and listens to Molly's bedtime secrets.

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