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Title:
Girls A to Z
Author:
Bunting, Eve, 1928-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
Girls with names ranging from Aliki to Zoe imagine themself in various fun and creative professions.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
210 Lexile.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781563971471
Format :
Book

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Summary

The world is full of great things to be and do. Meet Aliki, Belinda, Chris, and the other girls who are having fun dreaming of what they want to be when they grow up. This lively alphabet book shows girls imagining various professions and activities, from astronaut to zookeeper. Eve Bunting's breezy, rhyming text, with lively illustrations by Suzanne Bloom, invites girls to "dream any dream you want to dream."


Author Notes

Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Maghera, Ireland, as Anne Evelyn Bunting. She graduated from Northern Ireland's Methodist College in Belfast in 1945 and then studied at Belfast's Queen's College. She emigrated with her family in 1958 to California, and became a naturalized citizen in 1969.

That same year, she began her writing career, and in 1972, her first book, "The Two Giants" was published. In 1976, "One More Flight" won the Golden Kite Medal, and in 1978, "Ghost of Summer" won the Southern California's Council on Literature for Children and Young People's Award for fiction. "Smokey Night" won the American Library Association's Randolph Caldecott Medal in 1995 and "Winter's Coming" was voted one of the 10 Best Books of 1977 by the New York Times.

Bunting is involved in many writer's organizations such as P.E.N., The Authors Guild, the California Writer's Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers. She has published stories in both Cricket, and Jack and Jill Magazines, and has written over 150 books in various genres such as children's books, contemporary, historic and realistic fiction, poetry, nonfiction and humor.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

K^-Gr. 3. Bunting offers an alphabet of girls with names ranging from Aliki to Zoe who imagine themselves in various activities and creative professions with the same first letter as their name: "Windemere writes picture books;" "Xi plays the xylophone." Colorful illustrations set against a white background enhance the one-sentence statements, and many scenes show comfy domestic scenes and familiar objects from a child's world, such as stuffed animals and toys. The girls are all colors and sizes: Chris, a computer whiz, is in a wheelchair. From gondolier to engineer, the message is clear: girls can be anything they want to be. Young girls (and boys) may want to match their own names with occupations, and the book can easliy serve as a springboard for discussions about professions. --Julie Cummins


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Bunting has created a winning alphabet book that is playful, inventive, and (coincidentally) politically correct. Accompanied by Bloom's exuberant watercolor portraits, the rhymes feature 26 girls acting out what they hope to become when they grow up-from Aliki the astronaut to Zoe the zookeeper. Bunting's verse is never forced-"Dana is a dentist,/Eve's an engineer,/Fiona puts out fires,/Gwen's a gondolier"-and the children are every bit as diverse as the careers they contemplate. The book concludes with an unnecessary coda-"Girls,/Be anything you want to be./Do what you want to do./Dream any dream you want to dream./The world is here for you"-but it is well worth sharing.-Kathleen Whalin, York Public Library, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.