A GRACIOUS PLENTY by Kate Salley Palmer


Age Range: 4 - 8
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 Affectionate portrait of a person who once play a valuable role: the maiden great-aunt. Setting her reminiscence a generation or two ago, Palmer mentions what Great-aunt May didn't have (husband, children) before describing the home into which she welcomes young relatives and her comfortable nature and pursuits. Always an important family member, ``She had lots of people to miss her when she went away and to be glad when she came home''--as she said, she had ``a gracious plenty.'' Soft- pencil illustrations by this former political cartoonist pungently evoke the scene and amiable character. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Aug. 30th, 1991
ISBN: 0-671-73566-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1991