Annal: 2001 Golden Kite Picture Book Text Award

Results of the Golden Kite Award in the year 2001.

Book:The Shoe Tree of Chagrin

The Shoe Tree of Chagrin: A Christmas Story

J. Patrick Lewis, Chris Sheban

The barn-tall old plainswoman Susannah DeClare braves deep snow and icy weather to fulfill her promise to deliver a load of handmade shoes to Chagrin Falls, Ohio, by Christmas.

Book:Bluebird Summer

Bluebird Summer

Deborah Hopkinson, Bethanne Andersen

For Mags and Cody, summer has always meant long golden days with Gramps and Grandma at the farm on the ridge, where the wheat fields stretch to the horizon and bluebirds sing from the old wood fence.

But now Grandma has died and Gramps is selling off his fields one by one, and the bluebirds—no longer at home in Grandma’s abandoned garden of tangled weeds—are gone. How can Mags and Cody bring them back, bring everything back?

This rich picture book, —the collaboration of a master storyteller and an immensely gifted artist—, offers readers of all ages hope, comfort, and the renewal that can come with great patience and love.

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