Ain't Nobody a Stranger to Me

Ain't Nobody a Stranger to Me



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786818570
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication date: 03/27/2007
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

Ann Grifalconi is the award-winning illustrator and/or author of over one hundred books for young adult and children, including Darkness and the Butterfly, Osa's Pride, Flyaway Girl and Not Home. Her many citations and awards include a Caldecott Honor for The Village of Round and Square Houses; a Jane Addams Honor for The Village That Vanished, illustrated by Kadir Nelson; and a Jane Addams Award for Patrol, by Walter Dean Myers. She is delighted to be working with Jerry Pinkney, one of her favorite illustrators and a friend, too. Ms. Grifalconi lives and works in New York City, when traveling to Africa, Central America or Asia for intensive research for her varied book projects.

Jerry Pinkney is the illustrator of more than a hundred books for children. His exceptional art has won numerous awards including Caldecott Honors, Coretta Scott King Awards and Honors. He has been recognized with numerous other honors, taught illustration and conducted workshops at universities across the country. Books Mr. Pinkney has illustrated include God Bless the Child, a picture book interpretation of the song first performed by legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday, The Old African, by Julius Lester, and Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman by Alan Schroeder. He has worked on other projects dealing with the Underground Railroad for National Geographic and the National Park Service. Mr Pinkney lives and works in a nineteenth-century carriage house with his wife, author Gloria Jean, and is currently a member of the National Council on the Arts.

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Ain't Nobody a Stranger to Me 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
dnati on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is a book about a man and his granddaughter. The words "Ain't nobody a stranger to me" summarize the man's kind attitude toward his fellow neighbors- no matter who they are. He had been helped by a stranger along his way to freedom through the Underground Railroad and so he likes to wave and smile at anyone and everyone he meets. He teaches his granddaughter about slavery, freedom, and the values of kindness and love through their conversations at his apple orchard.
cvyork on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Interesting re-telling of a slave underground run to freedom, and then their success afterwards
Sandra_McGuire More than 1 year ago
This excellent book won an Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) Children's Book Award in 2010. Tells the story of grandfather's escape from slavery on the Underground Railroad and the people who helped him and his family along the way.