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To Rabbittown

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by April Halprin Wayland
 

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A child runs away to live with rabbits…and slowly turns into one.

Written in free verse by award-winning children's poet April Halprin Wayland, with gorgeous watercolor illustrations by renowned illustrator Robin Spowart.

Originally published by Scholastic Inc, this gentle story got a starred review in School Library Journal and became a Blue

Overview

A child runs away to live with rabbits…and slowly turns into one.

Written in free verse by award-winning children's poet April Halprin Wayland, with gorgeous watercolor illustrations by renowned illustrator Robin Spowart.

Originally published by Scholastic Inc, this gentle story got a starred review in School Library Journal and became a Blue Ribbon Best Seller.

Editorial Reviews

Reviewer School Library Journal
*** starred review “…reminiscent of Brown’s Runaway Bunny. A very gentle and uncomplicated book, with special beauty and grace.”
Reviewer Booklist
“..with evocative illustrations, this book will transport children to another world.”
Reviewer Houston Chronicle
“An ideal story for quiet sharing.”

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014174589
Publisher:
Dog Park Press
Publication date:
03/29/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
885 KB
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

About the Author

April Halprin Wayland is a farmer turned folk musician turned author and poet.

Her picture book, New Year at the Pier—a Rosh Hashanah Story, won the Sydney Taylor Gold Medal for the best Jewish Children’s Picture Book of the Year, awarded by the Association of Jewish Libraries.

April’s work has been called “dazzling,” “honest, heartfelt, poignant,” and “utterly fresh and winning.” Her critically acclaimed novel in poems, Girl Coming in for a Landing, her picture books, and her poetry have garnered numerous awards including the Lee Bennett Hopkins Honor Award for Children’s Poetry, the Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry, and MommyCare's Book of the Year. Her poems have been widely anthologized.

She’s been an instructor in UCLA Extension’s Writers Program for over a decade and teaches workshops in schools all over the world. She lives near the beach in Southern California.

Every year, April takes the Poem-A-Day Challenge for National Poetry Month. Read her daily poems here: http://www.aprilwayland.com/poetry

Visit her website: www.aprilwayland.com
Stop by her blog: www.teachingauthors.com ~ six authors who also teach writing…find writing exercises, poetry prompts, author interviews and more ~

About the Illustrator

Robin Spowart is the author and/or illustrator of numerous children's books, many written with his wife, author Jeanne Modesitt. Their books include: Baby Day, Little Bunny's Easter Surprise, Mama, If You Had a Wish, 1, 2, 3 and Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story. Their most recent books are: Oh, What A Beautiful Day; One, Two Three Valentine's Day; Little Mouse's Happy Birthday; Mouse's Halloween Party.

Robin illustrates articles for Bark magazine. He also donates many original drawings to animal rescue groups. In fact, Jean and Robin traveled to Utah to volunteer at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and ended up moving there. They now volunteer at Best Friends Dogtown several days a week.

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To Rabbittown 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, gentle eBook for young kids--great for Easter ~ The illustrations in this quiet, beautiful book alone make it worth owning. They're just gorgeous. And the spare text is lyrical, almost like a lullaby. It's a circular story, coming around to itself in the end--very satisfying. My kids love this one.