With their mother working most of the time, they take care of each other, and try to make the most of their time. Firm without compromise. She didn't always make sure that there was enough food for meals nor did she always help the girls when they were crying the girls helped each other. A book about two sisters and their family that makes you wish you were part of it--and grateful that you are not. A funny book that makes you cry. The Blessing Cup by Patricia Polacco (2013). Incarceration is a very uncommon topic for children’s book I'm assuming because it can be a touchy subject. I love this poem book because it’s represents children who have incarcerated parents. Sometimes the girls do not feel loved from their dad because he is never home because he is in jail. On the day their mother finally takes them grocery shopping, they ban together for what comes next. 4 Reviews. Never, ever teach reading, or get tense around books. She can read hard library books and make cocoa. Harper Collins, Aug 21, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 72 pages. A verse novel, told in poems and drawings, tenderly tells a story about two young sisters in a struggling family. Greenwillow. Published: 2001, HarperCollins Publishers, Graduate of Black Mountain College, North Carolina, where she majored in graphic art. I though it was very interesting on how the author put this story together by telling it through poems and pictures they were kind of touching. Synopsis. It talked about how the family was poor and the mother had to work two jobs to make ends meet and dad had lost his job and started. Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart : The Story of Amber and Essie Told Here in Poems and Pictures | | ISBN: 9780439430357 | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. For example, the sisters reconciled. Yous should read it Thank you for being a great audience. 55 No. During this time, they help each other because of "courage and intelligence." Get this from a library! Essie is smart enough to read "hard library books" and teach Amber to write. She isn't afraid of the rat in the wall or of climbing up in high places. Williams delivered a message of social justice to young children in vibrant color. The illustrations capture the descriptions of the story perfectly and helps relate the text to the images. Beautifully illustrated, this short verse novel follows the ups and downs of two young sisters who cope with poverty and loneliness while their father is in prison. Their father is in prison for forging a check. Available on backorder. She isn't afraid of the rat in the wall or of climbing up in high places. Big Sister, Little Sister. I would've liked to see a few of those illustrations placed throughout especially as several of them reference events mentioned in the poems. Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart : The Story of Amber and Essie Told Here in Poems and Pictures, Paperback by Williams, Vera B., ISBN 0060571829, ISBN-13 9780060571825, Brand New, Free shipping in the US As their family faces hard times, sisters Amber and Essie know they have to help their mother and work together to get things moving in the right direction once again. Essie is smart. It is written in verse. View all copies of this book. There were some poems that talked about what the sisters would do together to keep company when their parents were away. I feel that every reader can relate to this story, everyone at one time or another has leaned on a family member(s) for moral or emotional support. To see what your friends thought of this book, This book of poetry is about how two sisters deal with the loss of having their father go to jail. With their mother working most of the time, they take care of each other, and try to make the most of their time. (from back flap of book), “When they did "Best Sandwich" it turned the room friendly from strange and they could breathe each other's breath in and out and in and out till they heard at last their mother's key in the big front door.”, Jane Addams Children's Book Award Nominee for Picture Book (2002), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Nominee (2003), 2009 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature, Bestselling Authors' Exclusive Insights on Their Biggest Books. The author did a wonderful job with separating each character. A sad book that makes you laugh. Go to Google Play Now » Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart. Amber and her older sister, Essie, must rely on each other. Buy Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart: The Story of Amber and Essie Told Here in Poems and Pictures by Vera B Williams (ISBN: 9780756931810) from Amazon's Book Store. Nothing’s Fair in the Fifth Grade - DeClements. Their mother is at work,... read more. I think this book should be read by every American. 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