Franklin

William and the good old days / by Eloise Greenfield ; illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist.

Author/Creator:
Greenfield, Eloise, author.
Edition:
1st edition
Publication:
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 1993. , ©1993
Format/Description:
Book
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans.
Grandmothers.
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Sick -- Fiction.
Childrens subjects:
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Sick -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Easy books.
Fiction.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York (City)
Summary:
A little boy remembers his grandmother before she became ill, and during her long recovery he tries to imagine how things will be when she comes home from the hospital. Once again Greenfield displays commendable sensitivity in this story about an African-American boy who must cope with a beloved grandmother's illness. This poignant exploration of a child's feelings of loss, sorrow, and hope features a closely knit African-American family and community, lovingly depicted in paintings. A wonderful sense of neighborhood permeates the pages of this touching book.
Notes:
"Text copyright ©1993 by Eloise Greenfield"--verso of title page.
"Illustrations copyright ©1993 by Jan Spivey Gilchrist"--verso of title page.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy retains dust jacket.
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy has inscription: Dearest William, Welcome, dear William,to our love and embrace! May you walk in the footsteps of your parents and grandparents; may may you walk in the loving company of your sister and brother; and may you always walk to the rhythm set by the beat of your own heart -- for you, too, are a special gift from God. We thank God for you, dear William. Love and blessings, Uncle Charles, Aunt Roz, & C.A."
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Greenfield, Eloise, (autograph) (Banks Collection copy)
Gilchrist, Jan Spivey, (autograph) (Banks Collection copy)
Thompson (autograph, 4617 Cherry Valley Rockville, MD, 20853) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1993
Contributor:
Gilchrist, Jan Spivey, illustrator.
HarperCollins (Firm), publishers.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Greenfield, Eloise. William and the good old days.
ISBN:
0060210931
9780060210939
006021094X
9780060210946
OCLC:
25130669
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