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Emma (Dell Picture Yearling)

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On Emma's seventy-second birthday her four children, seven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren gave her a painting of the little village across the mountains where she grew up. "It's beautiful," she said, but that was not what she was really thinking. "That's not how I remember it at all," she said to herself.

One day Emma bought paints and brushes and painted h
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Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Dragonfly Books (first published 1980)
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Lisa Vegan
This picture book story, about an old woman whose family gives her a gift painting that spurs her on to become a painter herself is charming and sweet. The illustrations are vivid and really make the book come alive, and the story is particularly good for young kids that might be a little shy around the elderly or have a difficult time empathizing with them. It’s also enjoyable for adults to read.
Mary Ann
Just loved the message of this book - how Emma discovered (at the age of 72) how much she loved to paint, and once she started to paint her favorite things, she was always surrounded by her friends and the places she loved.
Kristin Lee
A good book that explains the joys one might find when they learn a new craft. In Emma's case, she is a lonely woman and finds happiness when she begins to paint pictures of the village she grew up in.
Bree
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barbara cooney illustrations are perfect
story of old woman who becomes a painter to satisfy her loneliness
kids liked emma in the tree
more a book for girls than boys in my opinion
Katie Lewellen
This book was a wonderful book to have students identify emotions and feelings. The overall book can help to teach a lesson about how to make the best of situations placed in.
babyhippoface
What a beautiful story. I am pretty sure that Emma and Caroline Cooney's other favorite literary heroine, Miss Rumphius, could be best friends. Makes me wish I was a painter.
Rachel
Charming and hopeful. The Picture of Emma in the apple tree is priceless!
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There are two pictures in this one that are among my most adored of all time.
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