One Smiling Grandma by Anne Marie Linden
(A Puffin Pied Piper)

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Introduces the numbers one to ten as a young girl describes various sights on her Caribbean island.
 

About Anne Marie Linden

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
 
Published September 14, 1992 by Heinemann Young Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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``...in a rocking chair,/Two yellow bows tied on braided hair...Four steel drums...Seven conch shells...'': five rhymed couplets describe ten typical, evocative island scenes, vibrantly depicted in glowing double spreads--an excellent debut for both author and illustrator.

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This ``sunny'' Caribbean counting story ``sways with a lilting cadence,'' commented PW.

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The opening pages set a languid island tone, as one of Russell's boldly colored, full-spread paintings introduces ``one smiling grandma in a rocking chair.'' Grandmother adorns her winsome granddaughter with ``two yellow bows tied on braided hair,'' and the pair sets out on a day's jaunt, passing...

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