Nelly May Has Her Sayby Cynthia DeFelice
Nelly May Nimble and her twelve brothers and sisters live with their parents in a tiny cottage in the Bottoms, where there's never enough food to feed so many hungry mouths. Nelly May decides that she is old enough to earn her keep and takes a job as Lord Ignasius Pinkwinkle's new housekeeper and cook. Along with her many chores, Lord Pinkwinkle also expects Nelly
Nelly May Nimble and her twelve brothers and sisters live with their parents in a tiny cottage in the Bottoms, where there's never enough food to feed so many hungry mouths. Nelly May decides that she is old enough to earn her keep and takes a job as Lord Ignasius Pinkwinkle's new housekeeper and cook. Along with her many chores, Lord Pinkwinkle also expects Nelly May to learn his own special language. So Nelly May gets to work, using a wet scooperooty to hold the water she mops the floor with and then cooking supper for him, the Most Excellent of All Masters. But late that night, when a spark from the flaming-pop-and-sizzle lands on the fur-faced-fluffenbarker's wigger-wagger, Nelly May puts her foot down. She'll save his roof-topped castleorum, but she will not be his fuzzy-dust-and-fooder any longer. In Nelly May Has Her Say, Cynthia DeFelice and Henry Cole team up for a fun-filled romp that makes a great read aloud.
A Margaret Ferguson Book
“With one smart heroine and witty wordplay, this book, which is based on the English folktale "Master of All Masters," will delight.” School Library Journal, starred review
“Based on a storyteller's standby, this comical picture book is highly recommended for reading to groups of children.” Booklist, starred review
“Jocular and sparking with energy, an old tale gets a new turn.” Kirkus Reviews
“The clean book design and forefronted action make it perfect for storytime, which is where this comical tale of creative naming will shine.” The Horn Book
“A rollicking readaloud or storytelling selection.” BCCB
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Meet the Author
Cynthia DeFelice is the author of many picture books and novels, most recently Wild Life. She lives in Geneva, New York.
Henry Cole is the author and/or illustrator of more than eighty books, including A Nest for Celeste; Bravo, Livingstone Mouse! by Pamela Duncan Edwards; and And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell. He lives in Florida and Virginia.
Cynthia DeFelice is the author of many bestselling titles for young readers, including the novels Wild Life, The Ghost of Cutler Creek, Signal, and The Missing Manatee, as well as the picture books, One Potato, Two Potato, and Casey in the Bath. Her books have been nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award and listed as American Library Association Notable Children's Books and Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, among numerous other honors. Cynthia was born in Philadelphia in 1951. As a child, she was always reading. Summer vacations began with a trip to the bookstore, where she and her sister and brothers were allowed to pick out books for their summer reading. “To me,” she says, “those trips to the bookstore were even better than the rare occasions when we were given a quarter and turned loose at the penny-candy store on the boardwalk.” Cynthia has worked as a bookseller, a barn painter, a storyteller, and a school librarian. When asked what she loves best about being an author, she can’t pick just one answer: “I love the feeling of being caught up in the lives of the characters I am writing about. I enjoy the challenge of trying to write as honestly as I can, and I find enormous satisfaction in hearing from readers that something I wrote touched them, delighted them, made them shiver with fear or shake with laughter, or think about something new.” Cynthia and her husband live in Geneva, New York.
Henry Cole has illustrated more than ninety books for children, including Unspoken, which received several starred reviews and is a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, the popular (and often banned) And Tango Makes Three, and I Know a Wee Piggy, which received two starred reviews. He lives in both Florida and Virginia.
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