Books illustrated by Catherine Stock
Emily and Carlo
Emily's dog, Carlos, accompanied her almost everywhere, "decorating her clothes with dog hair" even when she wrote. Rich narrative sprinkled with quotes from Emily Dickinson's poetry and letters combines with expressive watercolors for a unique portrait of the poet. Additional information and sources complete this handsome book.
Gus and Grandpa
In three very simple stories, Gus (who is nearly 7) and Grandpa (who is nearly 70) have fun together. Sometimes they make mistakes, but they help each other, and they laugh about their secrets. Gus' parents are there in the background, but they don't get the private jokes. The simple, lovely words in short lines will help beginning readers, and Stock's line-and-wash illustrations are filled with light and love and commotion.
Gus and Grandpa and Show-and-Tell
Gus despairs of coming up with something interesting and impressive for his second grade class' show-and-tell, until he gets a great idea while visiting his Grandpa. Gus and his wise grandfather share each other's company and experiences in other books including basketball jitters and Halloween fears.
Gus and Grandpa at Basketball
It is Grandpa’s sage advice that helps Gus overcome his fear and play the best game of basketball he can. Gus learns to play on the court just like when he practices in Grandpa’s driveway. The gentle tone of the story is reflected in the illustrations to tell a tale that rings true. (Look for other Gus and Grandpa stories by Claudia Mills.)
The Daring Miss Quimby
She was the first woman to gain a pilot's license and to cross the English Channel in an airplane alone. The life and accomplishments that this remarkable woman achieved in her short career are energetically conveyed in a readable, informative text and lively images.
Vinnie and Abraham
Not only did Vinnie Ream work at the post office but was the first woman (and the youngest) commissioned to sculpt an image of Abraham Lincoln. Watercolors and documentation combine to present a portrait of an artist and the city in which she lived.
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