A Picnic in October

by Eve Bunting and Nancy Carpenter

A powerful tribute to the true meaning of liberty

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152050658
  • ISBN-10: 0152050655
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 09/01/2004
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

Tony thinks it's dumb to go all the way to Liberty Island for a birthday picnic. But that's before he understands what the Statue of Liberty means to Grandma.

About the author
Eve Bunting

Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.

Nancy Carpenter

Nancy Carpenter, illustrator of many successful picture books, lives in Brooklyn, New York.


"Poignant . . . Bunting's patriotic story . . . never grows soppy."--Publishers Weekly

"Bunting warmly captures the lasting emotional impact that the first sighting of the statue can have on hopeful new arrivals . . . Excellent."--School Library Journal