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    DescriptionAfter a fire destroys their home and possessions, Rose, her mother, and grandmother save and save until they can afford to buy one big, comfortable chair that all three of them can enjoy.


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    Title
    Chair for My Mother
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vera B. Williams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 30
    Width: 200 mm
    Height: 250 mm
    Thickness: 3 mm
    Weight: 130 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780688040741
    ISBN 10: 0688040748
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: GEN, EY
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    Libri: I-CI
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY, APPR/AWARD
    DC22: E
    B&T General Subject: 212
    B&T Book Type: EF
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039050
    B&T Approval Code: X01011000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039220
    Ingram Theme: CTHD/CLASSI, CURR/LANGAR
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV007000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV013030
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV013060
    LC classification: PZ7.W6685 CH 1982
    Thema V1.0: YFB
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    WILLIAM MORROW
    Publication date
    23 January 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review text
    A tender knockout - from the author/illustrator of, most recently and auspiciously, Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe. "My mother works as a waitress in the Blue Tile Diner," the little-girl narrator begins - and to the accompaniment of vividly colored, direct, proto-primitive pictures, the real-life-like story comes out. At home is a glass jar, into which goes all Mama's change from tips and the money Grandma saves whenever she gets a bargain at the market. "When we can't get a single other coin into the jar, we are going to take out all the money and go and buy a chair. . . . A wonderful, beautiful, fat, soft armchair." This is because - we see it as she tells it - all the family's furniture burned up in a fire; and though neighbors and friends and relatives brought replacements (a buttercup-and-spring-green spread to contrast with the charred gray gloom just preceding), "we still have no sofas and no big chairs." Only straight, hard kitchen chairs. Then the jar is full; the coins are rolled in paper wrappers, and exchanged for bills; and "Mama and Grandma and I" go shopping for the chair. This last sequence is a glory: Grandma feeling like Goldilocks, trying out all the chairs; the very rose-covered chair "we were all dreaming of," plump in the middle of the floor; the little girl and her mother, snuggled in it together. . . and she can reach right up "and turn out the light if I fall asleep in her lap." It's rare to find so much vitality, spontaneity, and depth of feeling in such a simple, young book. (Kirkus Reviews)
    Back cover copy
    After a fire destroys their home and possessions, Rosa, her mother, and grandmother save and save until they can afford to buy one big, comfortable chair that all three of them can enjoy.After their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother and grandmother save their coins to buy a really comfortable chair for all to enjoy. "A superbly conceived picture book expressing the joyful spirit of a loving family."--Horn Book.