We Had a Picnic This Sunday Past by Jacqueline Woodson

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Teeka fondly recalls the humor, the personalities, and the food that make up a family picnic.
 

About Jacqueline Woodson

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Jacqueline Woodson is the winner of the 2006 Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. She is the author of many critically acclaimed books for children, and has received numerous awards, including a Newbery Honor Award for Show Way, a Coretta Scott King Award, and five Coretta Scott King Author Honors. Jacqueline Woodson lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. Diane Greenseid's illustrations have appeared in numerous children's books, including When Aunt Lena did the Rhumba. Publisher's Weekly called her work on We Had A Picnic This Sunday Past "effervescent." School Library Journal said that the illustrations are "so energetic that they nearly leap off the pages." Diane lives in Venice, California.
 
Published January 1, 1900 by Disney-Hyperion. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Cooking. Fiction

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Grandma’s paramour appears, and everyone awaits Cousin Martha’s arrival, with her dreaded dry apple pie—“You better eat every bite of it so you don’t hurt Martha’s feelings.” For that sentiment is the heart of this book: Despite the teasing and joking, the gathering of the grand African-American ...

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Novelist Woodson (I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This) turns to a tale for the younger set with this bouncy story about an annual family picnic. Teeka, the young narrator, accompanies her grandma to the p

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Everyone chows down, and when Martha finally does show up--with a store-bought cake (""No time to bake"")--Grandma greets her with a little white lie: ""Oh, but Cousin Martha, all year long, I've been thinking about your pie."" The snippets of dialogue help keep this story lively, but it's Greens...

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