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Name of the Child

Name of the Child by Marilynn Reynolds 1551432218 9781551432212
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Uncle John stumbled out of the bedroom with the baby in his arms. Alice is terribly sick, he said. And theres no milk for the baby. Lloyd stared at him. Do you think its influenza? he whispered. Slowly Uncle John nodded. His face was as white as paper. His forehead was covered with drops of sweat. You and the baby have to get away from here or youll catch it, he said. During the flu epidemic of 1913, Lloyd has been sent to relatives in the country. He is frightened of coyotes, illness and independence, but finds himself bundled into a wagon on a stormy night, a tiny nameless baby thrust into his arms. He must get the baby to safety, but will he be able to overcome his fears sufficiently to drive the wagon along the deserted muddy road, as rain pelts down and darkness falls? When the wagon slips sideways into a ditch, Lloyd faces an even greater test. Marilynn Reynolds is the author of many beloved historical picture books, including Belles Journey, The Magnificent Piano Recital, winner of the Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Award, and A Present for Mrs. Kazinski. Marilynns book Goodbye to Griffiths Street, won the Christie Harris Book Award in 2005. Master storyteller and creator of characters and settings that stay with the reader long after the tale is told, Marilynn researches the historical period for each story with great care. Don Kilbys unique vision of rural life stems partly from the time he spent on the prairie and partly from the myriad jobs he has held including lumberjack, steelworker, paperboy and graphic artist. His paintings capture the detail and shifting moods of the landscape and its inhabitants. Don has also illustrated The Prairie Fire, another picture book by Marilynn Reynolds, nominated for the CLA Book of the Year Award and chosen for the American Bookseller Associations prestigious Pick of the Lists.

Author: Marilynn Reynolds

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 32

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Publication Date: 2002-10-01

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ISBN: 1551432218

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