The Thanksgiving Bowl

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When Grandma Grace's Thanksgiving bowl topples off the table and into the lives of others, it becomes a useful found object for all who encounter it. From one Thanksgiving to the next, the bowl makes its way upstream and downstream, through sandboxes and snowstorms, carrying goodwill and offering creative inspiration. By the time it makes its way back to Grandma Grace's backyard, it has been a vessel of gratitude for many creatures, echoing and fulfilling its original purpose'holding the annual 'I Am Thankful For' lists of the family.
ISBN: 9781589803657
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Images: 31
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 8.5 (w) x 11 (h)
The daughter of a U.S. Immigrations Officer father and a registered nurse/model/television personality mother, Virginia Kroll grew up in West Seneca, New York. The inspiration for her new picture book came when the author was driving home from a rural church service and saw a yellow plastic bowl blowing across a newly harvested field. Wondering where it came from and why it was there, she began imagining the adventures it might take. The story came together in her mind naturally. Virginia Kroll is a prolific writer with over sixty books published since 1992 and 1,750 published magazine items. A full-time author and speaker as well as a writing instructor with the Institute of Children's Literature, her books range in subject from African folktales to universals, such as siblings and heroes. She is a former teacher with six kids of her own and two granddaughters. Kroll's book publications have received numerous awards, including a Jane Addams Peace Association commendation; a 1996 listing on the New York Charlotte Award Masterlist; a 1995 KIND Book of the Year Award (Humane Society of the United States); the 1996 Skipping Stones Multicultural Book Award in Best Picture Book; the 1996 Outstanding Trade Book in the Field of Science; three Benjamin Franklin Awards; the 2004 Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year; and the International Reading Association/Children's Book Council 2004 Children's Choice Award. Virginia Kroll has worked as a nurse aide, recreations supervisor, art teacher, and a crafts teacher. She teaches religion at SS Peter & Paul Church, collects stickers, and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Retired Teachers and Librarians Association, and the Executive Women of America. A dedicated animal lover, she and her family share their home in Hamburg, New York, just south of Buffalo, with more than forty animals, including tortoises, rabbits, guinea pigs, dogs, cats, degus, budgies, and a hedgehog.
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