The Bunny Who Found Easter by Charlotte Zolotow

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In print for almost forty years, Charlotte Zolotow's The Bunny Who Found Easter has delighted generations of readers. A lonely bunny goes hunting for Easter, where he hopes to find other bunnies. His search takes him through the seasons, but only in the spring does he find the true meaning of Easter. To this heartwarming story Helen Craig has lent her own original interpretation. As multiple stories unfold in each piece of art, viewer and reader are drawn into the poetic, song-filled text. This new rendition of an old classic is sure to charm readers young and old.

About Charlotte Zolotow

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Charlotte Zolotow, formerly Charlotte Gertrude Shapiro, was born June 26, 1915 in Norfolk, Virginia. Formerly an editor and publisher with what is now known as HarperCollins, she is best-known for writing more than 90 children's books. Zolotow began attending the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1929. She studied Swiss child psychologist, Jean Piaget's, developmental theories and also studied writing. Zolotow states that her studies help her "unite" her interest in art, writing, and child development. In 1998, the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) at the Univeristy of Wisconsin - Madison's School of Education established the Charlotte Zolotow Award. The Charlotte Zolotow Award is an American literary award presented annually for outstanding picture book writing published in the United States in the preceding year. Zolotow has two children: writer, Crescent Dragonwagon and poker tournament chamption, Stephen Zolotow. She was formerly married to the late Maurice Zolotow. With whimsical watercolors and an eye for detail, British author and illustrator Helen Craig has lent her talents to numerous picture books, including the beloved Angelina Ballerina.
Published October 1, 2008 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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His quest takes him through many experiences and locales, such as a daisy field where “in all that whiteness of daisies there was no whiteness of bunnies like himself,” and a snowy stretch where “his footprints never crossed other bunny footprints.” The rabbit’s melancholy is built up expertly in...

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Snuggling with his brood, ""The bunny's heart throbbed with happiness at this wonderful earthsmelling sunlit bunny-filled world."" Like the endearing protagonist, Zolotow's unabashedly sweet, endearing tale of new life finds its match with Craig's gentle landscapes and cuddly characters.

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