by Carol Crane
For many years, Monday through Friday, Miss Anderson has walked to Parkland School, eager to begin her day's work in her classroom. She is a devoted teacher, beloved by the many children she has taught over the years. Theschool and her students mean everything to her. After one holiday weekend, Parkland School suffers a devastating flood. Burst pipes send water pouring into classrooms and the library. The school must close for repairs. But it's not just the building that has been damaged. New supplies and materials, especially books, are needed. But there isn't enough money to do it all. Miss Anderson cannot bear to think of her beloved school closed and her students left without materials. What can she do to help? And when the answer comes to her, Miss Anderson knows what to do and whom to ask for assistance. Carol Crane has written 14 books for Sleeping Bear Press, including the bestselling P is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet. As a children's literature advocate, Carol travels across the country, speaking at schools and many conferences. She makes her home in North Carolina. Gary Palmer has been a freelance illustrator for over 30 years. A graduate of the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, Gary now works from his home studio in Charlotte, North Carolina. Gary's books with Sleeping Bear Press include H is for Hook: A Fishing Alphabet.
- Dewey: E
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585363445): 32 pages, 9 (w) x 11 (h), © 2010, 04/06/2010
- PDF (9781585365692): 32 pages, 9 (w) x 11 (h), © 2011, 03/04/2011
- Hosted ebook (9781627534055): 32 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
- ATOS Reading Level: 4.7
- ATOS Interest Level: LG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 136959
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5
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Author: Carol Crane
Lecturer and book reviewer Carol Crane was widely recognized by many schools and educators for her expertise in children's literature. She authored over twenty books for Sleeping Bear Press and conducted in-service seminars for teachers at many schools across the country. She also instituted a summer reading program for teachers and media specialists. Carol traveled extensively and spoke at state reading conventions across the United States and lived in Michigan, Florida and North Carolina, before passing away in 2018.
Illustrator: Gary Palmer
Gary Palmer's murals can be seen at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science. He has also created prints for the North Carolina Nature Conservatory. He has worked in commercial illustration for numerous ad agencies, corporations and magazine and book publishers.Gary's home studio in Charlotte overlooks perennial and water gardens in a woodland setting. He is an avid outdoorsman, and has taken regular camping and fishing trips with his family throughout North Carolina. He loves to explore the back roads and trails of the Tar Heel state with his wife, Rebecca, and sons Joel and Evan.