My Backpack by Eve Bunting

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When Grandma sends her grandson a backpack, he can't wait to fill it with interesting things. His toy train fits just right. His blocks and his big brother's baseball socks fit perfectly, too. And there's still room for more, including his teddy bear, his mother's keys, and the family cat! It's amazing what will fit in a backpack! Full color.

About Eve Bunting

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Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Maghera, Ireland, as Anne Evelyn Bunting. She graduated from Northern Ireland's Methodist College in Belfast in 1945 and then studied at Belfast's Queen's College. She emigrated with her family in 1958 to California, and became a naturalized citizen in 1969. That same year, she began her writing career, and in 1972, her first book, "The Two Giants" was published. In 1976, "One More Flight" won the Golden Kite Medal, and in 1978, "Ghost of Summer" won the Southern California's Council on Literature for Children and Young People's Award for fiction. "Smokey Night" won the American Library Association's Randolph Caldecott Medal in 1995 and "Winter's Coming" was voted one of the 10 Best Books of 1977 by the New York Times. Bunting is involved in many writer's organizations such as P.E.N., The Authors Guild, the California Writer's Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers. She has published stories in both Cricket, and Jack and Jill Magazines, and has written over 150 books in various genres such as children's books, contemporary, historic and realistic fiction, poetry, nonfiction and humor. Maryann Cocca-Leffler is the author and illustrator of many picture books for children, including "Easter Bunny in Training", a Sneak a Peek Book; the Book Sense Pick "Mr. Tanen's Ties"; and Parents' Choice approved "Bus Route to Boston".
Published May 1, 1997 by Boyds Mills Press. 1 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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""I like this television thing,"" says the boy, eyeing the remote control, ""You push it and it makes a ping./ Cartoons come on and sometimes news./ I think I'll take my mother's shoes."" Cocca-Leffler (previously paired with Bunting for I Don't Want to Go to Camp) extends the buoyant mood of the...

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