In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers-they could read the story comfortably and not feel overwhelmed by the text. Following suit came such classics as Peggy Parish's Amelia Bedelia series, Lillian Hoban's books about Arthur the monkey, and Syd Hoff's popular Danny and the Dinosaur. Many books in this series are special in the depth of emotion evoked - Little Bear, the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel, and Daniel's Duck by Clyde Bulla, to name a few - and all are enjoyed by children of all ages. Grade 2 - Grade 4.
|Publisher:||Harpercollins Childrens Books|
|Series:||I Can Read Book 3 Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||6 Years|
About the Author
Betsy Byars is a widely read and loved author of many award-winning middle-grade books for children, including Summer Of The Swans (Viking), a 1971 Newbery Medal winner. The Pinballs was an ALA Notable Children's Book in 1977 as well as the basis for an ABC Afterschool Special. Other books she has written for HarperCollins are Good-bye, Chicken Little; The Seven Treasure Hunts, illustrated by Jennifer Barrett; and three I Can Read Books, the popular The Golly Sisters Go West, Hooray For The Golly Sisters!, and The Golly Sisters Ride Again, all illustrated by Sue Truesdell. Ms. Byars lives in Clemson, South Carolina, with her husband.
Sue Truesdell has illustrated many children's books, including How to Talk to Your Dog by Jean Craighead George and Betsy Byars's I Can Read! series about the adventuresome Golly Sisters. Ms. Truesdell lives in Tenafly, New Jersey.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a riot! A great book about singing sisters with a spirit for adventure. 'The Golly Sisters Go West' will crack up kids and adults alike with its funny, good-hearted storyline. Like the other reviewer listed, I remember this story from my childhood, and I remember my mother laughing as much as I did! Very funny!
I learned to read by this book and I remember many nights listening to my mother read to my sister and I. We laughed so much! I am 23 now and laugh every time I think of May-May and Rose. It is wonderful book with a delightful story and hilarious pictures! Highly recommended!