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Willy and May

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  6 reviews
When Aunt May promises to come see her niece for Christmas, a huge snowstorm hits. Will Aunt May be able to travel? This is a story of childhood fantasies fulfilled, of love and solace, with a little Christmas magic mixed in. Full-color illustration.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 10th 2001 by Puffin (first published 1995)
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I loooooove children's books! There's one particular quote in this one that I adored: 'Singing after supper is good for one's digestion.' I agree with this for sure! Willy's a cute character-even though he's 'just' a bird, he has such personality and attitude! ^^ Also, one of the pictures, when May is in the doorway and snow is swirling around her colorful figure, was just a plain be-a-utiful picture! Wonderful drawings! :D
Rachel Thomas
title: Willy and May (picture)
author: Judith Byron Schachner
Publisher: Dutton Children's Books
Date of publication: 1995
Summary: A young girl has a special relationship with her Aunt May. This books tells of their adventures together and how much love they have for each other. It could be used in a classroom of any grade to teach about loving your family.
A cute, sweet story about an elderly relative and her bird--and the joy between generations. I like the little "mystery" helper at the end and children will probably enjoy it, too. Perhaps not the most Christmas-y of titles as part of the story takes place during the summer, but it is definitely full of love and warmth which is very Christmas-y, indeed ;-)
This was a sweet story. I liked the relationship between the aunt and the niece. The illustrations were lovely, I caught myself staring at them sometimes longer then the text. I would probably recommend.

*Taken from my book reviews blog:
Mar 10, 2009 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a wonderful tale about an extended family relationship, between a little girl and her Great-Aunt. The story is so heartwarming and funny and yet, sad in places too. It tugs at the heartstrings and has the kind of ending that makes this book perfect to read aloud, especially at Christmastime.
I enjoyed this sweet story about an aunt and a niece, and the illustrations were colorful and detailed. Cute Christmas story!
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"I was the last child and only daughter born to Edward and Mary Francis Byron on August 20th, 1951 in the city of Waltham, Massachusetts. My oldest brother Ted was very good at art and my middle brother Kevin kept me laughing with his funny stories.

Growing up we didn't have much money. My mother was very ill, and to make matters worse, I was extremely shy. All my teachers complained that "Judith n
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