• Happy 80th, Judith Schermer! (Mouse in House, 1979)

    From Lenona@21:1/5 to All on Fri Feb 19 10:46:14 2021
    Born in Detroit, she became a painter and now lives in Philadelphia.

    About Mouse in House: "Set in the early 20th century, the book tells the tale of what happens when a game of checkers is interrupted by...a mouse. The mother is frightened, the father makes ineffectual attempts to catch the mouse, the baby bawls, the
    cat gives chase, the dog chases the cat, and in short, pandemonium ensues. The day is saved by young Tess, who captures the mouse in a shoebox and escorts it out of the house."

    (about her paintings).

    Current exhibition in Philadelphia: https://theartguide.com/exhibitions/judith-schermer-and-priscilla-snow-algava%E2%80%A8%E2%80%A8.

    Mouse in House (juvenile; self-illustrated), Houghton, 1979.

    Ovide F. Pomerleau and Cynthia S. Pomerleau, Break the Smoking Habit, Research Press, 1977.
    Stepdog by Marlene Fanta Shyer, Stepdog, Scribner (New York, NY), 1983. Little Sister by Cynthia S. Pomerleau, 2012.
    What If? by Cynthia S. Pomerleau, 2016.


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  • From Lenona@21:1/5 to All on Fri Feb 19 10:53:43 2021
    About Little Sister:
    "If your big sister can read, and ride a bike, and play the piano, sometimes it's hard to keep up, no matter how hard you try. And sometimes your big sister gets annoyed with you even when you're doing your best. But as Laurie found out when she got
    sick and couldn't play with her big sister Cathy for a few days, there were some things that she could do better than anyone else in the world."

    "What If? is the story of Abigail, a little girl with a big imagination. For some kids it would just be a trip to the grocery store to pick up some milk for Mom. For Abigail, it's an adventure where the ordinary can instantly become the extraordinary,
    where wild animals and circus performers mingle with the townspeople who populate her daily life.

    "And oh, yes, she does manage to return with the bottle of milk her mother requested!"

    Just found another one by Pomerleau - Amy's Bangs, 2013.

    "Amy's Bangs is about a little girl who loved her bangs - and the longer they grew, the better she liked them. She hated having her bangs cut so much that one day she decided she would never, never let anyone cut her bangs again. They grew so long that
    she disappeared behind them. A whole menagerie moved in to keep her company, and Amy couldn't be happier. Her mother and father and sister, however, decided to take matters into their own hands."

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  • From Lenona@21:1/5 to All on Fri Feb 19 11:03:48 2021
    (picture from Mouse in House)

    (three book covers)

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