My Great-Aunt Arizona

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Overview

Arizona was born in a log cabin her papa built. She grew into a tall girl who liked to sing, square-dance, and — most of all — read and dream of the faraway places she would visit one day.

Arizona never did make it to those places. Instead she became a teacher, helping generations of children in the one-room schoolhouse which she herself had attended. Gloria Houston's Joyous recounting of her great-aunt Arizona's quiet yet meaningful life ...

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Overview

Arizona was born in a log cabin her papa built. She grew into a tall girl who liked to sing, square-dance, and — most of all — read and dream of the faraway places she would visit one day.

Arizona never did make it to those places. Instead she became a teacher, helping generations of children in the one-room schoolhouse which she herself had attended. Gloria Houston's Joyous recounting of her great-aunt Arizona's quiet yet meaningful life reminds us of the magical place a special teacher can hold in our hearts.

An Appalachian girl, Arizona Houston Hughes, grows up to become a teacher who influences generations of schoolchildren.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
This heartwarming celebration of teachers and one-room schoolhouses transports readers to the simplicity of yesteryear. For children, the value of this true story lies in the glimpses of Appalachian life, swimming holes, lunch buckets and high buttoned shoes. Things have definitely changed; Arizona is teaching the class while rocking her baby's cradle with her foot. The rustic, pastoral background captures the soft and pleasant world that was home to a warm and dedicated woman.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064433747
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Series: Trophy Picture Bks.
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 102,395
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Gloria Houston is the author of numerous books for children, including My Great-Aunt Arizona, illustrated by Susan Condie Lamb, which was a Smithsonian Treasure, a Family Channel's Best Book, an IRA Teachers' and Children's Choices book, and an NCTE Best Book, among other honors. She also wrote The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, illustrated by Barbara Cooney, which was an annual Publishers Weekly Bestseller and was named a Best Book of the Decade by the American Library Association. She currently lives in North Carolina.

Susan Condie Lamb has illustrated several other picture books for children, including the beloved My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston. Now writing and illustrating her own projects, Susan lives in Connecticut.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2008

    This Is a Cool Book You Shoulod Read It

    This book's title is 'My Great Aunt Arizona' The author is Gloria Houston and the illustrator is Susan Condie Lamb. I like the book because it has great illistrations.I love when she (Susan) uses a lot of color and she takes her time on each character. This story is a little sad because around the ending Aunt Arizona (teacher) dies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2008

    Great Story!

    This book teaches you a lesson that your imagination can take you anywhere. This book keeps the reader interested with the details of the main character and how she becomes a teacher for generations. The illustrations are very real and colorful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2008

    Great Book If You Want To Be A Teacher!

    I really enjoyed reading 'My Great-Aunt Arizona' written by Gloria Houston and illustrated by Susan Condie Lamb. I felt that it showed how much teachers can influence their students. My favorite quote, seen throughout the book, was 'But someday you will go.' This showed me that Arizona truly cared about her students and wanted them to succeed. The illustrator did a fantastic job of portraying the late 1800's into the turn of the century through pictures. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to become an inspirational teacher!

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