Walking with Maga

Walking with Maga

by Maureen Boyd Biro

Hardcover

$16.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780970086341
Publisher: All About Kids Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2002
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.24(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Walking with Maga 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be wonderful for my three children they loved it, and I felt it had a lot of heart, something you don't find much anymore. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a nice children's book for their child to read or be read too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Walking with Maga is a tender journey between a little girl and a special adult in her life. Maga could be a grandmother, a caregiver, an aunt or a friend ?the exact relationship isn't as important as the obvious caring relationship between the two of them. Whether finding pictures in the clouds, visiting friends, or just sitting together, this story reminds us that simple pleasures are often best, especially when shared with someone we love. Biro's quiet narration and Wheeler's gentle illustrations create a charming picture book that captures the essence of an important relationship.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Told from a child's point of view, WALKING WITH MAGA captures a young girl's moments spent walking with her grandmother. Biro brilliantly describes the simple pleasures of walking during all seasons, and taking in every scent and scenery around. Whether you are watching shapes in the clouds, listening to seashells, or playing with a caterpillar-it's always best when shared with a loved one. Biro's writing style and Wheeler's pastel illustrations seem to go hand in hand. The charming pictures cause you to feel as though you are there with the young girl and her Maga. Their relationship shines. If this story doesn't make you think of your own childhood memories, then you better read it again, preferably to a child, and read it slower. They'll come to you. After reading it to my 4-year-old-daughter Jordan, she wanted me to go through each page with her again just to look at the illustrations in detail. Author, Maureen Boyd Biro is a freelance writer who has had several of her articles, essays and fiction published in numerous magazines. This book is her first picture book. Biro resides in Pleasant Hill, California with her husband, Martin and her daughter, Jordan, and her son, Martin Jr. Illustrator, Joyce Wheeler has illustrated several books and she lives and teaches illustration in Santa Monica, California. ASTORYWEAVERs Book Reviews highly recommends WALKING WITH MAGA by Maureen Boyd Biro.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely soothing book with a meditative, serene pace to the story. It would make a perfect bedtime tale. The illustrations are incredible and beautiful composed. It will definitely take you back to days gone by.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Author Maureen Boyd Biro's Walking With Maga is an elegant, gentle prose picturebook about Maga and her young granddaughter, who go for walks through the seasons discovering simple joys in the world around them. At last, the granddaughter makes a special wish. Filled with heartwarming color illustrations by Joyce Wheeler, Walking With Maga is a beautiful and restful book excellent for reading aloud. A strong choice for family, school, and community library picturebook collections.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ages 4-8. In a quiet book that is something of a mood piece, a girl of about six spends time walking with her grandmother. They talk as they walk, look at the birds, and visit friends like Mr. Anton, who collects shells and starfish. They find things, too-a stone, a bottle cap, acorns. When the girl finds a dandelion in the grass, they decide to make a wish: 'I wish I could always go walking with you,' the girl says, and Maga whispers, 'Me, too.' The charming text captures the love between grandmother and granddaughter, and the art is well executed and touched with whimsy. As in many children's books, grandmother Maga (white hair, a bit creaky, needing to rest often: seems on the old side for such a young granddaughter, but the bond between the two characters transcends time and age.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this reassuring multi-generational tale, Maureen Boyd Biro poignantly portrays the pleasures of a rambling walk shared by a grandmother and granddaughter. Maga's pace is pleasingly slow -slow enough for dandelion-blowing, ice-cream cones, squirrel spotting, visiting neighbors, and even jokes. The warm illustrations and text successfully meld to evoke the joy of love and nature. A book to be savored and then treasured.? - Kathleen Keeler Children's librarian, San Francisco Public Library
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this reassuring multi-generational tale, Maureen Boyd Biro poignantly portrays the pleasures of a rambling walk shared by a grandmother and granddaughter. Maga's pace is pleasingly slow - slow enough for dandelion-blowing, ice-cream cones, squirrel spotting, visiting neighbors, and even jokes. The warm illustrations and text successfully meld to evoke the joy of love and nature. A book to be savored and then treasured.? - Kathleen Keeler Children's librarian, San Francisco Public Library