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I Know a Lady

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  61 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Sally describes a loving and lovable old lady in her neighborhood who grows flowers, waves to children when they pass her house, and bakes cookies for them at Christmas.
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published September 1st 1984 by Greenwillow Books (first published 1984)
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Feb 29, 2012 Shirleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I want to be like this old lady!
Sep 15, 2011 Martha rated it it was amazing
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So sweet!
May 15, 2013 Wendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!!! What a sweet sentiment and I love the colorful pictures!
Apr 28, 2015 Kayla rated it liked it
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This book describes a lovely old woman. I think students may be able to relate to this book because the old woman may be similar to their mothers, grandmothers, or even aunts. The old lady works in the garden. She is always friendly to the children. I think everyone can picture a person in their life that is like the woman in the book.
Nov 10, 2010 Lita rated it it was amazing
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This book would be an excellent resource for teaching about seasons and different things that go along with the different seasons. In the story, the old lady gives her neighbor different flowers for each season. In some seasons, she bakes goodies for the narrator of the story. It has great pictures that show how the outside scenery changes with each passing season.
May 18, 2011 Angela rated it really liked it
Discusses the kindness of neighbors and how we can pass along the value of hospitality. I did this for 2 nursing homes and gave out a flower stem to each resident with the story. It was very well received. Small number of words per page, good for memory care units. Also good for teaching children.
Sep 11, 2013 Danielle rated it really liked it
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Sweet portrait of a single older lady and how she befriends the kids on her street. I love this positive image of seniors, of singles, of intergenerational connections.
Rosa Cline
Nov 08, 2015 Rosa Cline rated it really liked it
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What a wonderful way to teach children about how special our elderly generation is!
Apr 08, 2016 Nancy rated it really liked it
I think this is a wonderful book because it encourages kids to appreciate the nice things people do for them, as well as give them a positive role model. Good read aloud for primary grades.
Brendan Howard
Oct 13, 2014 Brendan Howard rated it liked it
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It has to be the sophisticated kid who gets this book.
Nov 25, 2013 pati rated it really liked it
I would really like to know this lady! She is sweet and kind!
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Feb 09, 2016 Miss Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful book that I would like to add to my personal library. I hope I am the "lady"to some child when I grow old ;-)
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Apr 18, 2016 GooseberryCompote rated it it was amazing
In childhood, it is important to have an old person who lives alone in an old house on the block. It is even better if they are nice, and you get to hang out with them.
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