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ISBN:9781554987825

Pinny in Summer

by Joanne Schwartz, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant

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list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
published: May 2016
ISBN:9781554987825
Description

This engaging story, told in chapter-like episodes, follows Pinny on a long, lazy summer day. As sunshine turns to rain and back to sun again, Pinny searches for a wishing rock, watches clouds, picks wild blueberries, feeds a seagull, and bakes a cake to share with her friends.

An ideal book for children beginning to make the jump to independent reading, Pinny in Summer demonstrates the joy young people find in nature and an unstructured life. Pinny is allowed to explore her world freely, and her small setbacks and triumphs will be familiar to every child.

With charming illustrations by Isabelle Malenfant and a spare, poetic text from author Joanne Schwartz, Pinny in Summer is a bright and inviting picture book that captures all the delight of a perfect summer day.

About the Authors
Joanne Schwartz grew up in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Her first picture book Our Corner Grocery Store, illustrated by Laura Beingessner, was a Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award Finalist. Her recent picture book Town is by the Sea, illustrated by Sydney Smith, won the the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, was a Governor General's Literary Award nominee and a Boston-Globe Horn Book Honoree. Joanne has been a children's librarian for more than thirty years. She lives in Toronto.
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Isabelle Malenfant has a bachelor's degree in graphic design, but never worked in the field because she fell in love with illustration first. She likes to mix mediums such as watercolor, pastels and charcoal to create poetic and sensitive worlds. Isabelle has illustrated more than a dozen children's books, including Maggie's Chopsticks (Kids Can), which was awarded the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize. She was born in northern Quebec, between gold mines and lakes, in the city of Val-d'Or. Isabelle currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec, with her little family.

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Contributor Notes

Joanne Schwartz was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She is the author of Town Is by the Sea, illustrated by Sydney Smith, winner of the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, among many other honors. Her first picture book, Our Corner Grocery Store, illustrated by Laura Beingessner, was nominated for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has written several other highly acclaimed picture books, including Pinny in Summer and Pinny in Fall, both illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant. Joanne has been a children’s librarian for more than twenty-five years. She lives in Toronto.

ISABELLE MALENFANT was born in the north of Quebec, between gold mines and lakes, in the city of Val d'Or. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Université du Québec à Montréal, then fell in love with illustration. Since then, Isabelle has illustrated more than twenty children’s books, including the highly acclaimed Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino. She lives with her family in Montreal.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Reading age:
4 to 7
Editorial Reviews

Schwartz once again shows us how to wonder and delight in the extraordinariness of the ordinary, and Malenfant's pictures with their violet hues are just as lovely.

— 49th Shelf

Whether used as a read-aloud or a bridge between early readers and chapter books, a serene treat.

— Kirkus Reviews

From this lovely opening through four simple chapters, “Pinny in Summer” sets an idyllic mood . . . Malenfant’s adorable, windswept watercolors add even more charm to each page.

— The New York Times

Malenfant's cartoon illustrations have a pleasing mixture of lightness and detail that greatly benefit the text.

— School Library Journal

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