The Day the Picture Man Came by Faye Gibbons

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The arrival of a professional photographer brightens a young girl's day in this story of an American farm family at the turn of the twentieth-century.
 

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Faye Gibbons has written several children's books involving her childhood home in the mountains of northern Georgia. She now lives in Alabama with her husband and two dogs. May Swenson was born in Logan, Utah in 1913, the first of ten children. As a child, she played in the willows and along a canal that carried water from the nearby mountains through her small town, just as the speaker in "The Centaur" does. Eleven volumes of her poetry were published during her lifetime, earning her dozens of awards, membership in the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. During the last years of her life, she served as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. May died in 1989 and is buried less than a mile from her canal in “The Centaur.” Sherry Meidell lives in West Bountiful, Utah, and coincidentally spent many childhood summers near May Swenson's home. A member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, she specializes in brushes and watercolor with pencil for detail. The Centaur is the ninth book she has illustrated.
 
Published March 1, 2003 by Boyds Mills Press. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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Having already been “fussed out” for trying on her big sister’s bonnet, and then letting the goat get hold of it, and then having to endure “every stinging pest in the Georgia mountains” while picking blackberries, Emily’s hopes for an end to her troubles goes glimmering with the arrival of Cecil...

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