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Title:
Lucky song
Author:
Williams, Vera B.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Greenwillow Books, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
The song a little girl hears describes her kite-flying adventure.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 670 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.9 0.5 19228.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.7 1 Quiz: 14226 Guided reading level: F.
ISBN:
9780688144593

9780688144609
Format :
Book

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Summary

Lucky listener! Lucky reader! Listen to this lucky song about Evie and her blue-sky, kite-flying day. But Evie's day wouldn't be nearly as special without a little help from her grandpa and grandma, and her mother and father and sister. The beloved picture-book world of Vera B. Williams comes vividly to life again with Evie in the warm embrace of her family. Young readers will want to hear her lucky song again and again and again.Lucky listener! Lucky reader! Listen to this lucky song about Evie and her blue-sky, kite-flying day. But Evies day wouldnt be nearly as special without a little help from her grandpa and grandma, and her mother and father and sister. The beloved picture-book world of Vera B. Williams comes vividly to life again with Evie in the warm embrace of her family. Young readers will want to hear her lucky song again and again and again.


Author Notes

Vera Baker Williams was born on January 28, 1927 in Hollywood, California. She studied at the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan and Black Mountain College in North Carolina, where she received a BFA in graphic arts. She co-found the Gate Hill Cooperative and the Collaberg School, in Stony Point, New York.

She worked as a teacher and artist before becoming a writer and illustrator of children's books. She won a Caldecott Medal award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book award in the picture book category in 1983 for A Chair for My Mother, a Caldecott Medal award in 1991 for "More More More" Said the Baby: Three Love Stories, the Boston Globe-Horn Book award in fiction in 1994 for Scooter, and the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature in 2009.

She was a member of the executive committee of the War Resisters League from 1984 to 1987, and served a month at a federal penitentiary for participating in a women's peaceful blockade of the Pentagon. She died on October 16, 2015 at the age of 88.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-5. Evie is one lucky little girl. She wants to wear something new and finds a hat. She wants to play with something new, and grandfather makes her a kite. She wants to run up a steep hill, and her legs carry her there; and when she wants to fly the kite, the wind carries it away. And when she is tired, her sister wraps her in a blanket and her father sings her a song. Although this has no tune, little ones might hear one in their heads as they listen to the softly rhythmic text that moves like a kite in the breeze. The text beautifully captures the concerns of a young child, and, as always, Williams' artwork touches the very core of childhood itself. From the expressions on Evie's face, from delight to impatience to sheer wistfulness, to her childlike movements, the watercolor art seems right at home with its subject. Preschoolers, alone or in groups, will enjoy meeting Evie, an intrepid little kid who is lucky enough to be surrounded by love--and knows it. --Ilene Cooper


Publisher's Weekly Review

Young Evie has all the luck‘at least in Williams's ("More, More, More!" Said the Baby) quiet but inviting book. Spare declarative sentences describe Evie's simple good fortune on a day where everything goes her way: "She wanted something new to wear, and on the hook she found it" (the artwork shows her reaching for a brightly colored cap); "She wanted something new to play with, and her grandpa made it for her" (he is seen crouching with a kite). At bedtime, parent and child recall the day's fun as Evie's father sings her a song "all about Evie, who flew her kite up with the clouds and the speedy planes." Young children will feel comforted by the depiction of Evie's loving and supportive family and cotton to Evie's independent, slightly adventurous spirit. Williams bathes her story in her characteristic rainbow palette of watercolors‘even the letters of text are awash in various hues. Her richly toned pages serve as a stage on which Evie and the other characters take the spotlight. Ages 3-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K‘Evie, a little girl in her pajamas, wants to do something, so she prepares by getting dressed. Everything seems to flow perfectly. She wants something new to wear and there on a hook is a new cap. She wants something new to play with and her grandfather makes her a kite. All through her lucky day when everything goes right, she is surrounded by her loving mother, grandmother, sister, and father. It seems too perfect and it is. It is only a song sung by her father. But if you want to hear it again, all you have to do is go back to the beginning. The colors and shapes are bright and basic, as are the words that run along the bottom. The backgrounds are undetailed color washes. They put the focus on the child and her interactions with her family. This book is as warm as a blanket wrapped around you with a hug, just when you need it. Deceptively simple and lovely.‘Judith Gloyer, Milwaukee Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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