Honkers by Jane Yolen

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Staying at her grandparents' farm until her baby brother or sister is born, Betsy spends her time caring for three young geese until the time comes for her to return home and for the now grown-up geese to fly south for the winter.
 

About Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received her BA from Smith College in 1960. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Petticoats, at the age of 22. Since then, she has written over 300 books for children, young adults and adults. Her other works include the Emperor and the Kite, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and The Devil's Arithmetic, which tells the story of the life of a Jew in a concentration camp. She has won a multitude of medals for her work including the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award. Leslie Baker set out to create an alphabet book that was appealing in both its direct approach and portable size--just right for preschoolers learning their ABCs. Ms. Baker is the illustrator of many books for young children, including "Our Old House," which was named a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and a CBC Best Children's Book of the Year. She lives with her family on Martha's Vineyard.
 
Published September 1, 1993 by Little Brown & Co (Juv). 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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With Mama in bed waiting for the new baby, Betsy is sent to her grandparents.

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As this sentimental tale of the heart's ``own compass'' begins, Betsy is packed off to Nana and Grandy's farm one spring while her mother battles a difficult pregnancy and her father remains hard at work.

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