Susan Condie Lamb has illustrated several other picture books for children, including the beloved My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston. Now writing and illustrating her own projects, Susan lives in Connecticut.
Reminiscent of the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder, My Great-Aunt Arizona is an inspiring tale rich with history, family, and artistry. Based on a true story, author Gloria Houston's joyous recounting of her great-aunt Arizona's quiet yet meaningful life reminds us of the special place a great teacher can hold in our hearts—even after we've grown up.
Arizona was born in a log cabin her papa built in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She grew into a tall girl who liked to sing, square-dance, and—most of all—read and dream of the faraway places she would visit one day. Arizona never did make it to those places. Instead she became a teacher, helping generations of children in the one-room schoolhouse which she herself had attended.
"A lyrical tribute...a thoroughly heartwarming tale!"--" Childhood Education"
Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts (NCTE)
IRA/CBC Teachers' Choice
Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
IRA/CBC Children's Choice
ALA Notable Children’s Book
Target Age: 5-8
Pub Date: March 14, 1997
paperback: 0.13" H x 8.72" L x 10.03" W
hardcover: 0.38" H x 9.07" L x 10.34" W