A perceptive story of how a young boy adjusts to the new man in his single mother's life.
"One can be lonely and One can be fun, and
Two can be awful or perfect for some, and
Three can be crowded or can be just right or
even too many, you have to decide."
One can have fun alone, thinks Everett Anderson. And when it's just Everett and his mama-well, two is fine, too. But three . . . Everett tries to understand why Mama and Mr. Perry like to spend so much time together, although it's hard, at first.
About the Author
Lucille Clifton, poet, storyteller, college professor, mother of six, and grandmother of four, is the author of many books for young readers. She has written eight books featuring the character Everett Anderson. Everett Anderson's Goodbye is a Coretta Scott King Award winner. Ms. Clifton lives in Maryland.
Ann Grifalconi has created more than fifty books for children. She is well known for her Caldecott Honor book, The Village of Round and Square Houses, as well as The Jazz Man, a Newbery Honor book written by her mother, Mary Weik. Ms. Grifalconi lives in New York.