Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)by James E. Ransome, Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
When Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) was first published in 1991, it met with an overwhelming response from readers and reviewers alike. Here was "a wonderful family story," as The Horn Book Magazine said, "set matter-of-factly in an African-American environment." Since then, the story of Sarah and Susan's Sunday afternoon with their great-great-aunt Flossieand her many hats and storieshas become a favorite book for sharing and for initiating conversations about family history.
For this celebratory 10th anniversary edition, Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard has written a special eight-page afterword, illustrated with family photographs, in which she tells about her own family history and the real Aunt Flossie, a truly remarkable woman.
"A lyrical, entertaining story that rings with authenticity. . . . Ransome's distinguished oil paintings are gorgeous. . . . A compelling book that will draw readers back again and again." School Library Journal
"A picture book warmly expressive of personal history and intergenerational affection." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- 10TH ANNIVERSARY
- Product dimensions:
- 9.00(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.13(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
James Ransome has illustrated more than 35 books for children, including many award winners. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with his wife, children's book author Lesa Cline Ransome, and their four children. Visit his website at www.jamesransome.com.
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Aunt Flossie's Hat and Crab Cakes later was an assigned reading for a Children's Literature class that I am attending. I Really enjoyed this book and I loved the beautiful painted illustrations. It is a wonderful story about family generations and the storied that are passed down.