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A Chair for My Mother

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Rosa books volume 1
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Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 3.4 - AR Pts: 0.5
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This classic and heartwarming picture book was written and illustrated by the celebrated Vera B. Williams and was named a Caldecott Honor Book by the American Library Association.

"A tender knockout. It's rare to find much vitality, spontaneity, and depth of feeling in such a simple, young book."—Kirkus Reviews

Vera Williams tells of a young girl who, along with her waitress mother, saves coins in a big jar in hopes that they can someday buy a new chair for their apartment, the kind of chair her mother deserves after being on her feet all day in the Blue Tile Diner. Into the jar also goes the money Grandma saves whenever she gets a bargain at the market.

There hasn't been a comfortable place to sit in the apartment since a fire in their previous apartment burned everything to "charcoal and ashes." Friends and neighbors brought furniture to their new apartment downstairs, but no one brought anything big or soft or comfortable. Finally the jar is full, the coins are rolled, and in the book's crowning moment, mother, daughter, and Grandma search four different furniture stores, and after carefully trying several chairs, like Goldilocks, they find the chair they've been dreaming of at last.

Vera Williams enhances this story about family, community, and the power of working together toward a common goal with her signature folk art-inspired paintings.

A Chair for My Mother has sold more than a million copies and is an ideal choice for reading and sharing at home and in the classroom. "A superbly conceived picture book expressing the joyful spirit of a loving family."—The Horn Book

Vera B. Williams's beloved picture book favorites include:

  • "More More More," Said the Baby
  • Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart
  • A Chair for Always
  • A Chair for My Mother
  • Cherries and Cherry Pits
  • Music, Music for Everyone
  • Something Special for Me
  • Stringbean's Trip to the Shining Sea
  • Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe
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    Accelerated Reader:
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    Level 3.4, 0.5 Points
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    This classic and heartwarming picture book was written and illustrated by the celebrated Vera B. Williams and was named a Caldecott Honor Book by the American Library Association.

    "A tender knockout. It's rare to find much vitality, spontaneity, and depth of feeling in such a simple, young book."—Kirkus Reviews

    Vera Williams tells of a young girl who, along with her waitress mother, saves coins in a big jar in hopes that they can someday buy a new chair for their apartment, the kind of chair her mother deserves after being on her feet all day in the Blue Tile Diner. Into the jar also goes the money Grandma saves whenever she gets a bargain at the market.

    There hasn't been a comfortable place to sit in the apartment since a fire in their previous apartment burned everything to "charcoal and ashes." Friends and neighbors brought furniture to their new apartment downstairs, but no one brought anything big or soft or comfortable. Finally the jar is full, the coins are rolled, and in the book's crowning moment, mother, daughter, and Grandma search four different furniture stores, and after carefully trying several chairs, like Goldilocks, they find the chair they've been dreaming of at last.

    Vera Williams enhances this story about family, community, and the power of working together toward a common goal with her signature folk art-inspired paintings.

    A Chair for My Mother has sold more than a million copies and is an ideal choice for reading and sharing at home and in the classroom. "A superbly conceived picture book expressing the joyful spirit of a loving family."—The Horn Book

    Vera B. Williams's beloved picture book favorites include:

  • "More More More," Said the Baby
  • Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart
  • A Chair for Always
  • A Chair for My Mother
  • Cherries and Cherry Pits
  • Music, Music for Everyone
  • Something Special for Me
  • Stringbean's Trip to the Shining Sea
  • Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe
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    seriesRosa books
    series_with_volumeRosa books|1
    subject_facetALA Notable Children's Book
    Audiobooks
    Caldecott honor book
    Chairs -- Fiction
    Chairs -- Juvenile fiction
    Families -- Fiction
    Families -- Juvenile fiction
    Family -- Juvenile fiction
    Family life -- Fiction
    Family life -- Juvenile fiction
    Saving and investment -- Fiction
    Saving and investment -- Juvenile fiction
    Short stories
    title_displayA Chair for My Mother
    title_fullA Chair for My Mother
    A chair for my mother / by Vera B. Williams
    A chair for my mother [electronic resource] Williams, Vera B.
    A chair for my mother and other stories [electronic resource] / Vera B. Williams
    title_shortA Chair for My Mother
    topic_facetAudiobooks
    Chairs
    Classic Literature
    Families
    Family
    Family life
    Juvenile Fiction
    Juvenile Literature
    Saving and investment
    Short stories