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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Between Heaven and Earth

Between Heaven and Earth

Fall 2004 Picture Books
Ages: 7 - 10 yrs.
Author: Howard Norman
Illustrator: Leo Dillon
Illustrator: Diane Dillon
ISBN: 0-15-201982-0
Hardcover Price: $22.00
Review:
This handsomely designed volume includes five lengthy folktales about birds collected during an International Folklore Workshop held at the University of Maryland in 1989 and 1990. The stories come from all points around the globe: Australia, Norway, Sri Lanka, Matabeleland, and China. Highly patterned illustrations suffused with a gentle light accompany each selection.
Kristi Elle Jemtegaard   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Kristi Elle Jemtegaard is the Coordinator of Youth Services for the Arlington Public Library system. She has taught courses on children’s and young adult literature at the Catholic University of America and the University of Virginia. She has served on both the Newbery and Caldecott Award Committees of the American Library Association and has chaired the Notable Children’s Recordings Committee and the May Hill Arbuthnot Award Committee. She is a member and past president of the Children’s Book Guild of Washington DC and has chaired the Washington Post–Book Guild Nonfiction Award Committee. She is a founding member of Capitol Choices, an organization of professionals in the field of children’s literature in the greater Washington DC area. She regularly reviews children’s literature and audio productions for a variety of national publications.


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