Aunt Flossies Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)   -     By: Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
    Illustrated By: James E. Ransome
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Aunt Flossies Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

Illustrated By: James E. Ransome
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1995 / Paperback

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Sunday afternoons are Sarah and Susan's favorite time of the week. That's when they visit Great-aunt Flossie - and hear her stories about days of long ago, when she was young. The stories are based on the author's own memories of her aunt.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 1995
ISBN: 039572077X
ISBN-13: 9780395720776
Ages: 4-8

Publisher's Description

Sunday afternoons are special for Sarah and Susan because that's when they visit Aunt Flossie -- she has a memorable collection of hats, each with a special story.

Author Bio

James Ransome has illustrated more than 35 books for children, including many award winners. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with his wife, children's book author Lesa Cline Ransome, and their four children. Visit his website at

Editorial Reviews

"Howard injects her quiet story with drama and humor, and she gets Aunt Flossie's voice just right. . . . Aunt Flossie's storytelling is evocative and colorful. . . . A wonderful family story set matter-of-factly in an African-American environment." Horn Book

"A lyrical, entertaining story that rings with authenticity. . . . Ransome's distinguished oil paintings are gorgeous. . . . A compelling book that will draw readers back again and again." School Library Journal

"A picture book warmly expressive of personal history and intergenerational affection." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

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