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Lonely Maria

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Library Binding, 38 pages
Published March 1960 by Pantheon Books
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Cheryl
A gracefully written fable, almost as good as the author's award-winning The Cat Who Went to Heaven but shorter, cut to the very essence. The illustrations, sketched in orange, gold, brown, & black, may not be to everyone's taste, but I enjoyed them. Modern children would have real trouble empathizing with this little girl and understanding her resourcefulness - I'm not surprised it's become hard-to-find.
Darlene
Jul 28, 2012 Darlene rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: children
Recommended to Darlene by: Cheryl
I loved the imagination of this girl, her assertive nature. When she was lonely she didn't pull on those around her to fulfill her needs but made her own friends, literally.

I wasn't enthusiastic about the artwork. In fact, there are pages that I thought maybe a child got hold of some markers and started scribbling. But the story was priceless.

For me the best part was the visuals I got about living on an island surrounded by the sea. Love it!

BCID: 384-11130385
Hope
An all-time favorite, read to daughter and now the 3-5 year olds I work with. Especially love the illustrations which help young ones know that it's okay to draw what they want...
Alexxus
Jul 13, 2012 Alexxus rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone with young children.
This was one of my most favourtie books as a child. My copy got so worn out it had to be thrown away. I plan to buy another one from Amazon soon to keep forever! :]

Yvensong
If I had a little one to share this with, I'd love to show them the joy of a creative imagination.
Liz
One of my favorites from childhood. Mom used to read this to us.
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Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth was best known as the author of Away Goes Sally, The Cat Who Went to Heaven, which won the 1931 Newbery Medal, and the four Incredible Tales, but in fact she wrote more than 90 books for children. She was extremely interested in the world around her, particularly the people of Maine, as well as the houses and the surrounding land. She also loved the history and myths of h ...more
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