My Special Day at Third Street School by Eve Bunting

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

Third street school is buzzing with excitement as the students prepare for a visit from author Amanda Drake. The kids have read all her books. They've hung a welcome banner in the hall and pinned drawings on the classroom walls. Then the big day arrives and Amanda Drake is everything the kids hoped she'd be. She reads stories, and cuddles the stuffed animals, and tells the kids what it's like to be a writer. Then one child comes up with an idea: "It would be really cool if you would write a book about your visit to our school." And that's precisely what Amanda Drake does. Eve Bunting's happy book, a Society of School Librarians International Honor Book, is written in playful rhyme and illustrated with zest by Suzanne Bloom.
 

About Eve Bunting

See more books from this Author
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.
 
Published March 1, 2004 by Boyds Mills Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for My Special Day at Third Street School

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Though Bunting amply demonstrates here that writing in verse is not her forte, along with Daniel Pinkwater’s hilariously flip-side Author’s Day (1993), this exuberant alternative to Louise Borden’s low-key The Day Eddie Met The Author (2001) should be required reading in all schools planning auth...

| Read Full Review of My Special Day at Third Stree...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

A narrator searches through pasture and stable seeking the creature "born on this special day."

| Read Full Review of My Special Day at Third Stree...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

and, finally, to the book that Miss Drake writes based on her Third Street experience ("We love the dedication:/ To all the kids at Third Street School / with love and admiration ").

| Read Full Review of My Special Day at Third Stree...

Rate this book!

Add Review
×