The Little Black Truck by Libba Moore Gray

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A charming tale depicted in luminous pastels recounts the history of a trusty pickup truck left out in the woods after it gets too old to work anymore, until the owner's grandson restores its original beauty. Children's BOMC Main.
 

About Libba Moore Gray

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Libba Moore Gray has been an actress, a dancer, and for twenty years a teacher of high school English and drama. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in a number of literary magazines, but "Miss Tizzy" is her first writing for children. Ms. Gray's four children include a businessman, a ballerina, a teacher, and a professional clown. With her husband, Robert, she makes her home in Knoxville, Tennessee. Elizabeth Sayles has illustrated numerous picture books, including several for Clarion Books. She teaches illustration courses and lives in Valley Cottage, New York.
 
Published April 1, 1994 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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""Uncle Sudi Man lived with me and my mama, his sister, and everybody called her Big Lil and they called me Little Lil and we didn't have much money but we had a lot of love and we laughed more than we cried,"" the girl explains.

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""In the feel-good tradition of The Little Engine That Could and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, another obsolete vehicle makes the grade,"" said PW.

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It went past the small, brown grocery store where the owner gave it a snappy salute.'' Cheery bursts of onomatopoeia relieve the monotony, mimicking various truck sounds, e.g., a ``Perka perka / Pop pop / Stop'' indicates its fitful halting.

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