Shadow Story by Nancy Willard

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Born on The Night When Shadows Linger, Holly Go Lolly played with shadows all her life. And that was a lucky thing for her, because when the Ooboo came to eat her up, she used her mysterious shadows to work a trick on him. Newbery Award–winner Nancy Willard weaves a magic spell with the extraordinary story of Holly Go Lolly and the Ooboo, which Caldecott Award–winning illustrator David Diaz illuminates with dazzling art.

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Children's author and poet Nancy Willard was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 26, 1936. She attended the University of Michigan, where she received a bachelor's degree in 1958 and a Ph.D in 1963 and Stanford University, where she received her master's degree. In 1982, she received the Newbery Medal for A Visit to William Blake's Inn. She teaches at Vassar College in the English department and currently lives in Poughkeepsie, New York with her husband. David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Diego: Bigger Than Life by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, a Pura Belprща Honor Award winner. An illustrator and graphic designer for more than twenty-five years, he is also a painter and an accomplished ceramic artist. Mr. Diaz lives in Carlsbad, California.
Published July 1, 1999 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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539, etc.) and Diaz (Margaret Wise Brown’s The Little Scarecrow Boy, 1998, etc.), the story of how orphaned Holly Go Lolly, with her nimble fingers and quick thinking, gets the best of the wicked Ooboo.

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Willard's eloquent tale is alight with vivid images, including the shadowy fairy godmother ""sidling along the wall"" and ""snip-snapping her shears--clip clap!"" In illustrations reminiscent of his work in The Little Scarecrow Boy, Diaz unifies the images with shades of orange and green (at time...

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