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Number of Pages: 64
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 7.63 X 5.19 (inches)
Series: Stepping Stones-History
Next Spring an Oriole: A Stepping Stones History Chapter BookGloria WhelanRandom House / 2004 / Trade Paperback$3.49 Retail:
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Stepping Stones, A History Chapter Book: Pioneer CatWilliam H. HooksRandom House / 2004 / Trade Paperback$3.99 Retail:1 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Knights of the Round Table: A Stepping Stones Classic ChapterGwen Gross, Norman GreenRandom House / 1993 / Trade Paperback$3.49 Retail:
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Nine-year-old Hannah would do almost anything to go to school with all the other children in town. But Hannah is blind, and her parents keep her at home, where she is safe. Then Lydia Robbin, a strong-willed teacher, comes to town and convinces Hannahs parents to send her to school. At first Hannah is overjoyed. But she soon learns that there are many obstaclesand peoplethat stand in her way. Hannah will need tremendous courage to prove to her classmates, her parents, and herself that Miss Robbin was right to believe in her.
History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and todays renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!
Leslie Bowman was born in New York City, grew up in Connecticut, and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has illustrated many children's books, including Balloons and Other Poems, Snow Company, and The Canada Geese Quilt, an ALA Notable Book.Leslie Bowman lives in Minnesota.
"Gloria Whelan offers a warm, believable picture of a blind child as she takes her first steps on the long road toward independence."-- The Braille Monitor
"Nine-year-old Hannah, living on a farm in 1887 Michigan, is referred to as 'poor Hannah' because she is blind. In this brief historical novel, Hannah tells of a turning point in her life when Miss Robbin, the new teacher, comes to board with them and eventually persuades the family to let Hannah attend school. A touching, believable story with strong characterizations and sense of place."--Horn Book.