Harrison Loved His Umbrella

Harrison Loved His Umbrella

by Rhoda Levine, Karla Kuskin

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Harrison liked to hold his umbrella in the rain. He also held it in the sun.He found it very helpful in the snow. But most of all he loved to hold it open in the house.

In fact, Harrison was the only child on his block to hold an open umbrella in his hand all the time. How his friends admired him! 

Then one rainy day, after the rain was over, all the children held umbrellas, and they, too, continued to hold the umbrellas open. They all found them useful in the sun, helpful in the snow, and loved them in the house. 

Complications? Of course! But that’s all part of the story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590179925
Publisher: New York Review Books
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 56
File size: 23 MB
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Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Rhoda Levine is the author of seven children’s books and is an accomplished director and choreographer. In addition to working for major opera houses in the United States and Europe, she has choreographed shows on and off Broadway, and in London’s West End. Among the world premieres she has directed are Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Viktor Ullmann and X—The Life and Times of Malcolm X and Wakonda’s Dream, both by Anthony Davis. In Cape Town she directed the South African premiere of Porgy and Bess in 1996, and she premiered the New York City Opera productions of Janácek’s From the House of the Dead, Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten, and Adamo’s Little Women

Levine has taught acting and improvisation at the Yale School of Drama, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Northwestern University, and is currently on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and the Mannes College of Music. She lives in New York, where she is the artistic director of the city’s only improvisational opera company, Play It by Ear.

Karla Kuskin (1932–2009) was born in Manhattan and grew up in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of the city. She attended Antioch College before transferring to Yale, where she studied with Josef Albers and earned a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design in 1955. With the publication of her first book, Roar and More (1956), she embarked on a lifelong career as a writer and illustrator, going on to produce more than fifty books. Among the many artists and authors she worked with were Paula Fox, Peter Viertel, and Marc Simont, who provided the illustrations to The Philharmonic Gets Dressed, a finalist for the 1983 National Book Award for children’s picture book.

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