Sky Sash So Blue by Libby Hathorn

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The special sky blue sash that a young slave girl offers to give her older sister for her wedding dress becomes a tie that binds the family together when the sister moves away.

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Libby Hathorn was born Elizabeth Hathorn in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. She was brought up in the Sydney suburbs of Maroubra and then Tamarama Beach. Hathorn received her eduation at Maroubra Junction Primary School, Sydney Girls High School, Balmain Teachers College, and Macquarie University. She's held past jobs as a lab assistant, teacher, teacher-librarian, senior education officer, producer, and antique-spotter. Hathorn's title, Way Home was the recipient of the Kate Greenaway medal and has been translated into several languages. As well as her twenty fiction titles, Hathorn has also written educational books and video scripts currently in use in Australia and Canada. Several of her children's books have won awards in the Children's Book of the Year Awards, including The Tram to Bondi Beach and Thunderwith. Hathorn has also been awarded a partnership grant with illustrator Celia Bride to work with Olivetti Australia to produce a hybrid CD/Internet project called The Wishing Cupboard based on an Asian tale.
Published June 1, 1998 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The dress completed, the mother presides at the wedding (a preacher has been disallowed by the missus, which, as if the dress were not enough, will give young readers a taste of a slave’s life), and while there is great happiness, the couple must part: John returns to his work to earn money towar...

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