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  • Published: 15 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9780823439560
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $32.99

A Child's Calendar (20th Anniversary Edition)




A deluxe 20th anniversary edition of one of the first major award-winning titles to feature an interracial family, A Child’s Calendar combines the star power of John Updike and Trina Schart Hyman.

Celebrate the little moments that make each month special in this edition of this inclusive Caldecott Honor book featuring 12 poems about a family and the turn of the seasons. Updike’s poems provide the accompaniment for Hyman’s award-winning images of an interracial family going about the business of their lives throughout the year, from sledding in January through making valentines, playing at the beach, and picking pumpkins.

  • Pub date: 15 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9780823439560
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

John Updike

JOHN UPDIKE was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.

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