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A Chair for My Mother

A Chair for My Mother

Book - 1982 | 1st ed
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A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire.
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, ©1982
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780688009144
Call Number: jE WILLIAMS
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm


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After a devastating fire, a child, her mother and grandmother save all their dimes to buy a new, comfortable chair.

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JCLBeckyC Aug 24, 2017

This beautiful book teaches about the importance of saving money without it feeling like a lesson, but instead a heartwarming, hopeful tale of love and support from family and friends. This 1983 Caldecott Honor Book continues to exude warm fuzzies after all these years. Readalike: Those Shoes.

Jul 04, 2015

funny book

PimaLib_KatherineB May 08, 2015

A poignant story that teaches about the importance of family and how one can recover from tragedy. I first discovered this book as a child watching Reading Rainbow. It's as heartwarming now as it was then.

Jan 03, 2015

A very good book and teaches values of saving money and how important family is , and working together for a common goal . Heartwarming and touching story .

luv2readgrandma Dec 22, 2013

This a good book.
K12 uses this book for Kindergarten reading.

LMcShaneCLE Dec 21, 2013

Teach children the values that really matter - illustrations are heartwarming and this story inspired by events that happen to so many families (rebuilding after a fire) can help heal young minds.

Aug 21, 2011

Wonderful children's book about the saving money, hard work and that family is more important that your personal possessions. There are so many good messages in this book! A must read for all parents of kids 7 and under!


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