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Updike, John

A Child's Calendar

(2) K-3 Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. A twentieth-anniversary edition of Hyman's Caldecott Honor–winning illustrations for Updike's seasonal poems (first published in 1965, with illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert). As the poems move through the year, month by month, the watercolor illustrations change palettes and capture the warmth and affection, activity, and messiness of contemporary family life. That the family in the book is based on Hyman's family lends the book a sweet, personal specificity.


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