Product Details
List Price:
5 to 7
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-745-8
Full-color illustrations

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About the Book


Third street school is buzzing with excitement as the students prepare for a visit from author Amanda Drake. The kids have read all her books. They've hung a welcome banner in the hall and pinned drawings on the classroom walls. Then the big day arrives and Amanda Drake is everything the kids hoped she'd be. She reads stories, and cuddles the stuffed animals, and tells the kids what it's like to be a writer. Then one child comes up with an idea: "It would be really cool if you would write a book about your visit to our school." And that's precisely what Amanda Drake does. Eve Bunting's happy book, a Society of School Librarians International Honor Book, is written in playful rhyme and illustrated with zest by Suzanne Bloom.


"Should be required reading in all schools planning author visits." Kirkus Reviews

"Miss Drake emerges as a most approachable literary diva - a genial bohemian with electric white-and-pink hair, a kind gaze and a repertoire of dramatic gestures." Publishers Weekly

* "An upbeat choice for reading aloud before author visits, though Amanda Drake will be a tough act to follow." Booklist, starred review

Meet the Author

Eve Bunting

Eve Bunting is the author of the Caldecott-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz. Among her many other titles are Will It Be a Baby Brother?, Mouse Island, Emma's Turtle, Baby Can, My Red Balloon, My Special Day at Third Street School, and Girls A to Z. She lives in Pasadena, California.

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