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Everett Anderson's 1-2-3

Everett Anderson's 1-2-3

by Lucille Clifton, Ann Grifalconi
     
 

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A perceptive story of how a young boy adjusts to the new man in his single mother's life.

"One can be lonely and One can be fun, and

Two can be awful or perfect for some, and

Three can be crowded or can be just right or

even too many, you have to decide."

One can have fun alone, thinks Everett Anderson. And when it's

Overview

A perceptive story of how a young boy adjusts to the new man in his single mother's life.

"One can be lonely and One can be fun, and

Two can be awful or perfect for some, and

Three can be crowded or can be just right or

even too many, you have to decide."

One can have fun alone, thinks Everett Anderson. And when it's just Everett and his mama-well, two is fine, too. But three . . . Everett tries to understand why Mama and Mr. Perry like to spend so much time together, although it's hard, at first.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Not a counting book at all, but another Everett Anderson story in Clifton's deceptively ingenious verse....The illustrations [are] strongly drawn with bold, broken lines....The text is tender, artful in the simplicity and brevity with which it gets to the gist of the matter."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Publishers Weekly
This collection of brief verses, first published in 1977, chronicles Everett's anxieties when his favorite twosome himself and Mama attracts a new neighbor who comes calling for Mama. With the sparest of lines, Clifton conveys an array of emotions, as do Grifalconi's two-tone drawings. Ages 4-8. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805070484
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Owlet Book Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 7.86(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Lucille Clifton, poet, storyteller, college professor, mother of six, and grandmother of four, is the author of many books for young readers. She has written eight books featuring the character Everett Anderson. Everett Anderson's Goodbye is a Coretta Scott King Award winner. Ms. Clifton lives in Maryland.

Ann Grifalconi has created more than fifty books for children. She is well known for her Caldecott Honor book, The Village of Round and Square Houses, as well as The Jazz Man, a Newbery Honor book written by her mother, Mary Weik. Ms. Grifalconi lives in New York.

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