Giving by Shirley Hughes

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In a book that introduces young children to the meaning of the word "give," everyone has something to give. By the author of The Big Concrete Lorry.
 

About Shirley Hughes

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Author and illustrator Shirley Hughes was born near Liverpool, U. K. on July 16, 1927. She studied drawing and costume design at Liverpool School of Art and the Ruskin School of Drawing in Oxford. At first she was an illustrator of other author's works, but in 1960 she published Lucy and Tom's Day, which was the first book she wrote and illustrated. Since then she has written and illustrated over 50 books. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Dogger in 1977, the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished services to children's literature in 1984, and the OBE for services to children's literature in 1998. She currently lives in London with her husband.
 
Published January 1, 1993 by Candlewick Press. 24 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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She believes feminists have falsely hijacked Plath for their cause, failing to recognize that the intensely ambitious poet never “scorned the traditional woman’s role of wife and mother, homemaker and housekeeper.” Becker begins with the bitterly cold Thursday afternoon in February 1963 when Plat...

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The first years in Washington are the good years, listening, careful years (with his vital aide Karen Hughes close by).

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Many of the best biographies this year came at their subjects from a slant.

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Giving Up the Ghost: A Memoir by Hilary Mantel 256pp, Fourth Estate, £16.99 There are ghosts everywhere in Hilary Mantel's life.

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With warmth and sturdy common sense, these attractive picture books introduce the verbs ``to give'' and ``to bounce.'' Using everyday household scenes, which feature an energetic girl and her sweet-natured baby brother, Hughes places the words in a variety of contexts: ``I gave Mom a present,'' `...

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