Mr. Griggs' Work by Cynthia Rylant, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Mr. Griggs' Work

Mr. Griggs' Work

by Cynthia Rylant, Julie Downing

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
As portrayed in Downing's comfortingly realistic pastels, Rylant's gentle celebration of a postmaster's passion for matters of mail could serve as a model employee handbook--for any trade. Ages 4-7. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
PreS-K-- Elderly Mr. Griggs works at the old post office and is very dedicated. He loves his work, and he thinks about it even after hours. When he gets the flu it's almost unbearable to him that someone else is in his place. At his return, it's a toss up as to who is more delighted, Mr. Griggs or his postal customers. Pastel and pencil drawings in full color bring this kindly neighbor to life. Mr. Griggs' absorption in his work will irritate some adults and amuse others. (He can't even pass a bluejay without thinking ``express mail.'') His evident dedication is touching, however, and small readers will have fun sharing his vocation in these pages, which shine with the writer and the illustrator's humor and admiration. --Anna Biagioni Hart, Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria, Va.

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Scholastic, Inc.
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10.02(w) x 7.54(h) x 0.10(d)
AD1030L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

CYNTHIA RYLANT is the acclaimed author of many beloved books for young people, including the Mr. Putter & Tabby series, the novel Missing May, which received the Newbery Medal, and the Little Whistle series. She lives on an island in Puget Sound, Washington. ARTHUR HOWARD is best known as the illustrator of Cynthia Rylant's Mr. Putter & Tabby series. He is also the illustrator of Kathi Appelt's Bubba and Beau series and has written and illustrated three picture books of his own: Hoodwinked; When I Was Five, an ABA's Pick of the Lists and a Crayola Kids Best Book; and Cosmo Zooms, an IRA-CBC Children's Choice. He lives in New York City.

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