Mr Griggs' Work by Cynthia Rylant

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Mr. Griggs so loves his work at the post office that he thinks of it all the time and everything reminds him of it.
 

About Cynthia Rylant

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Cynthia Rylant was born on June 6, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia. She attended and received degrees at Morris Harvey College, Marshall University, and Kent State University. Rylant worked as an English professor and at the children's department of a public library, where she first discovered her love of children's literature. She has written more than 100 children's books in English and Spanish, including works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel Missing May won the 1993 Newbery Medal and A Fine White Dust was a 1987 Newbery Honor book. Rylant wrote A Kindness, Soda Jerk, and A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories, which were named as Best Book for Young Adults. When I was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came won the Caldecott Award. She has many popular picture books series, including Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby and High-Rise Private Eyes. Julie Downing has written and/or illustrated over 30 picture books. For Clarion, she has illustrated The Firekeeper's Son by Linda Sue Park, among others. Her books have received a Parents' Choice Award and a New York Public Library Best Books Award. She lives in San Francisco, California. For more information visit www.juliedowning.com.
 
Published February 1, 1989 by Orchard Books. 30 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A simple idea reigns in Rylant's quietly dignified picture bookthat it is possible to be take pride in and in fact relish what others may believe is the humblest of tasks. Mr. Griggs is the one-man sh

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As portrayed in Downing's comfortingly realistic pastels, Rylant's gentle celebration of a postmaster's passion for matters of mail could serve as a model employee handbook--for any trade. Ages 4-7. (

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As portrayed in Downing's comfortingly realistic pastels, Rylant's gentle celebration of a postmaster's passion for matters of mail could serve as a model employee handbook--for any trade. Ages 4-7. (

Mar 01 1993 | Read Full Review of Mr Griggs' Work

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