The Sunday Outing by Gloria Jean Pinkney

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Ernestine enjoys her trolley rides with her great-aunt Odessa to the railroad station to watch the North Carolina trains come in, and her entire family chips in to help her realize her dream of traveling to her birthplace. By the creators of Back Home.

About Gloria Jean Pinkney

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Jerry Pinkney is one of children's literature's most time-honored artists. He has been illustrating children's books for over 40 years and has more than 75 books to his credit. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honor books. He has also won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor three times, and was nominated for the prestigious international Hans Christian Anderson Award. His award-winning books include JOHN HENRY and SAM AND THE TIGERS by Julius Lester and THE TALKING EGGS by Robert D. Sans Souci. His retellings of classic children's tales include Hans Christian Anderson's THE UGLY DUCKLING and LITTLE MATCH GIRL, Rudyard Kipling's RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI, and most recently, LITTLE RED HEN, which was just awarded a New York Times Best Illustrated Book citation. Jerry has also illustrated for a wide variety of major clients, including the First Lady and President of the United States, National Geographic, the National Parks Service, and the U.S. Postal Service.
Published June 1, 1994 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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In Back Home (1992), Ernestine visited an aunt and uncle down South;

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The Pinkneys team up once again for a prequel to Back Home , this time depicting young Ernestine in her Philadelphia neighborhood just prior to the train trip to North Carolina that is the subject of

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