Pianna by Mary Lyn Ray

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Full-color paintings illustrate the story of an eighty-year-old woman, living in an orange house between the railroad and Ragged Mountain, who as a girl had loved nothing more than playing her piano. By the author of Pumpkins.

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Author Bio: Mary Lyn Ray has published eleven picture books including Stars, Pumpkins, and Mud. Almost all of her books have received starred reviews and various commendations, and as well as inclusion on best-of-the-year lists. Her most recent book, New York Times Bestseller Stars, received the Booklist Editors' Choice, Bulletin Blue Ribbon, and four starred reviews from publishing journals. Illustrator Bio: Steven Salerno is the illustrator of eighteen picture books for children, including Brothers at Bat, Mrs. Wow Never Wanted a Cow, Pantaloon, and Bebe Goes Shopping. He has illustrated the words of famous authors Margaret Wise Brown and Bill Martin Jr. Steve's whimsical illustrations have also appeared in magazines, newspapers, and advertisements for such clients as The New Yorker, American Express, The Wall Street Journal, Coca Cola, The New York Times, Barnes & Noble, Microsoft, and IBM.
Published March 30, 1994 by HMH Books for Young Readers.
Genres: Children's Books.

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A New Hampshire painter, ``inspired by memories of her own childhood in the early 1900s,'' brings to her first book a sunny, attractively detailed style that--in design, subject matter, and the rendering of its period settings--pays obvious tribute to Barbara Cooney.

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An octagenarian's love of piano music is traced back to her childhood memories in this tender, nostalgic picture book.

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