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Illus. in full color by Steve Johnson. "The story of a young girl growing up within the shadows of a great steel mill is eloquently depicted in this insightful, autobiographical picture book. Studded with vibrant imagery, the story subtly emphasizes the loving, caring, respectful relationships within a steelworker's family. Cleanly executed pages, evocative illustrations, and manageable vocabulary make this a unique purchase for a broad age range."—School Library Journal ...
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Overview

Illus. in full color by Steve Johnson. "The story of a young girl growing up within the shadows of a great steel mill is eloquently depicted in this insightful, autobiographical picture book. Studded with vibrant imagery, the story subtly emphasizes the loving, caring, respectful relationships within a steelworker's family. Cleanly executed pages, evocative illustrations, and manageable vocabulary make this a unique purchase for a broad age range."—School Library Journal

A young girl growing up in a steel mill town in the 1950s describes her childhood and how it was affected by the local industry.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
PW likened this book about childhood in a steel-mill town to an ``oral history'' enhanced by ``richly textured and subtly shaded paintings.'' Ages 3-8. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449812488
  • Publisher: RH Childrens Books
  • Publication date: 9/12/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Steve Johnson was born in White Bear Lake, Minnesota and earned a B.F.A. in illustration from the School of Associated Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota. Steve's stunning illustrations have been seen in many magazines, but it was not until Knopf asked him to illustrate No Star Nights in 1989 that he began his career as a children's book illustrator. Since then, Steve and his wife Lou Fancher has collaborated on the illustrations and design on a number of notable children's books.  They are currently among the most sought after of children's book artists.  Steve and Lou fell in love with the My Many Colored Days manuscript at first sight, seeing in it an unusual opportunity to create something that is at once both childlike and sophisticated.

Steve and Lou currently reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  

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