Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life

Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life

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ISBN-13: 9780689868665
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication date: 01/06/2005
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 871,867
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD980L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jerdine Nolen is the beloved author of many award-winning books, including Big Jabe, Thunder Rose (a Coretta Scott King Illlustrator Honor Book), and Hewitt Anderson’s Great Big Life (a Bank Street Best Book of the Year), all illustrated by Kadir Nelson. She is also the author of Eliza’s Freedom Road, illustrated by Shadra Strickland, which was an ALA/YALSA Best Fiction Nominee for Young Adults; Raising Dragons, illustrated by Elise Primavera, which received the Christopher Award; and Harvey Potter’s Balloon Farm, illustrated by Mark Buehner, which won the Kentucky Bluegrass Award. Her other books include Plantizilla, illustrated by David Catrow, which was a BOOKSENSE 76 Selection, and Irene’s Wish, illustrated by A.G. Ford, which Kirkus Reviews called “delightful and memorable” in a starred review. Ms. Nolen is an educator and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Kadir Nelson is an award-winning American artist whose works have been exhibited in major national and international publications, institutions, art galleries, and museums. Nelson is the illustrator of many beloved, award-winning, and bestselling picture books including, We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, winner of the Coretta Scott King and Robert F. Sibert Award; Thunder Rose, written by Jerdine Nolen, which received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award; Ellington Was Not a Street, written by Ntozake Shange, which received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award; Hewitt Anderson’s Great Big Life, written by Jerdine Nolen, which won the 2005 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal; and Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya by Donna Jo Napoli called “stunning” by Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. He is also the illustrator of Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan’s Salt in His Shoes and Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee’s Please, Baby, Please and Please, Puppy, Please. Kadir Nelson lives in Los Angeles.

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Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter brought this book home from school one night and I just fell in love with it. Not only are there alot of great BIG words in the stroy, but the illustrations are just as GRAND! 'no pun intended' I sent the book back the next day with a note to her teacher thanking her for sharing such a book. I love to see/read stories of BIG BEAUTIFUL BLACK children. I recommend this book to all families! It definetly made Santa's wish list this year.
ChocolateT More than 1 year ago
Excellent bedtime story.  I have it on my Nook.  Sometimes I read it to my granddaughter but most time I enjoy the read to me feature.  #1 fan of Kadir Nelson's illustratative talent.