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Annie and the Old One

Annie and the Old One

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by Patricia Miles Martin, Peter Parnall (Illustrator)

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When Annie's Navajo grandmother says that when Annie's mother's rug is completely woven that the grandmother will die, Annie tries to hold back time by unweaving the rug in secret.


When Annie's Navajo grandmother says that when Annie's mother's rug is completely woven that the grandmother will die, Annie tries to hold back time by unweaving the rug in secret.

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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8.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.25(d)
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Patricia Miles Martin is the author of several books for young readers. Much of her writing is inspired by the time she spent living on a farm in Kansas and a Navajo reservation.

Peter Parnall is the award-winning illustrator of over 80 books, some of which he also authored. Many of his books involve animals and nature, especially in the desert.

Annie and the Old One received a Newbery Honor and a Christopher Medal.

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Annie and the Old One 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Annie and the Old One' is a unforgettabl story by Miska Miles. This 1972 Newberry Honor Medal did a great job of showing how a girl conquered the fear of death and how she tried to change the way things were done. I love in the end where she realizes what she has to do and that her grandmother will be apart of her now and forever. I think kids need to read this story to realize somethings just have to happen and you can't help it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Annie is a Navajo Indian who lives on the desert. Everyday ¿she walked to the bus stop and waited for the yellow bus that took her to school and brought her home again.¿ When she got home her grandmother would tell her ¿stories of times long ago.¿ She loved to listen to her grandmothers stories and spend time with her. She watched her mother as she makes a rug on the loom. Annie¿s grandmother somehow knew that she was going to ¿go to Mother Earth when the rug is taken from the loom.¿ Annie got in trouble at school in hopes that her mother and father would have to come to school. This way her mother wouldn¿t be working on the rug for a whole day and her grandmother would have one more day to be with Annie. How does Annie¿s grandmother know when she will go to Mother Earth? Annie¿s mom says, ¿Those Old Ones know.¿ This book is a great book that teaches how to communicate feelings and understand death. Miska Miles is a pseudonym for author. Patricia Miles Martin published books under Miska Miles, Patricia A. Miles and Jerry Lane. She was born on November 14, 1899 in Cherokee, Kansas. She graduated from the University of Wyoming and became an elementary school teacher before she began her writing career. Miles, Miska. Annie and the Old One. New York: Little, Brown Young Readers, 1985.
Guest More than 1 year ago
once there was a agirl who loved her grandmother very much.she was only 8 but she knew lots of things.when they baked cookies and when they were burnt they would laugh.when a mouse came running in annie and her grandmother would laugh.until one day her grandmother said its time for me to go mother earth.annie knew what she meant.her grandmother said do not finish the blanket then i will live but if you finish it i will pass away.now each of you will take one thing from me.annie looked at the weaving stick.but she didnt say anything.the grandmother took the weaving stick and gave it to annie.her mother took the wool and her father took the turqoise neckalace.each of you are very kind. bye...