Aunt Claire's Yellow Beehive Hair
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Aunt Claire's Yellow Beehive Hair

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On a rainy-day treasure hunt, young Annie discovers her connection to a bit of old wedding lace, the snapshot of a smiling war hero, and the purple hair ribbon once worn by an aunt with yellow beehive hair and a talent for mixing up "magical beauty creams". Together with her grandma, Annie finds a way to link these and other things-letters, a dusty rose bouquet, a glamorou...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Dial
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Looking at old pictures, a young girl learns about his family.
This book uses very beautiful writing, and is about a young girl who has listened to stories about past family members her whole life. She is anxious to find out about everyone in the old pictures she sees. She heard about Aunt Claire, Great-Aunt Ray, Uncle Charlie, Great-Grandma Sophie, and more. She heard about the men who went to war and never came home. Together with Grandma Marilyn she puts together an album and she writes in captions. This is a good book to include on units about family an...more
This story book shows that you could have a very mean great~grandfather and a nice grandmother. It shows that your ancestors are all different in their own way, but you probably have a little of them in you.
Warmth, humour and fond remembrance waft through this beautifully worded and evocatively illustrated celebration of a young girl's family tree — and the traits, trinkets and togetherness that sustain it.

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This was a random find at the library, but would make a good addition to any scrapbooker's children's lit collection : )
Fantastic perspective on how our ancestors affect our lives.

A good book to talk about family history. Beautiful pictures.
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Deborah Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and nutritionist who now divides her time between writing children's books and adult novels. She has been a regular contributor to The New York Times (including four years as the Sunday New York Times Magazine beauty columnist), and a home design columnist for Long Island Newsday. Her health, fitness, beauty, travel, and feature stories have appear...more
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