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AMAZING GRACE by Mary Hoffman

AMAZING GRACE

By Mary Hoffman (Author) , Caroline Binch (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-8037-1040-2
Publisher: Dial

 Grace loves to act out her favorite stories, taking every part from Joan of Arc to Mowgli. But when her class learns that they will be doing Peter Pan, the other kids tell Grace she can't have the lead: Peter's neither black nor a girl. Fortunately, Nana and Ma have contagious confidence in Grace's ability, and at the tryouts the class also agrees that Grace is best. It's easy to catch the wholesomely assertive spirit here--as Binch does, in this excellent debut, with her detailed, realistic watercolors; vibrant Grace almost springs from the page. (Picture book. 4-8)