Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

by James E. Ransome and Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
$7.95
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A lyrical celebration of Black families and family history based on the author’s own memories of her great-aunt, with lush illustrations by James E. Ransome.


  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780395720776
  • ISBN-10: 039572077X
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 02/01/1995
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

A lyrical celebration of Black families and family history based on the author’s own memories of her great-aunt, with lush illustrations by James E. Ransome. 

 

Sunday afternoons are Sarah and Susan’s favorite time of the week. That’s when they visit Great-great-aunt Flossie and her memorable collection of hats—and hear her stories about days of long ago, when she was young. At times touching and poignant, laced with light humor, Aunt Flossie’s stories give readers a peek into moments in Baltimore’s history and a family who loves spending time together.

About the author
James E. Ransome

James Ransome has illustrated more than 35 books for children, including many award winners. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with his wife, children's book author Lesa Cline Ransome, and their four children. Visit his website at www.jamesransome.com.

Reviews

"Howard injects her quiet story with drama and humor, and she gets Aunt Flossie's voice just right. . . . Aunt Flossie's storytelling is evocative and colorful. . . . A wonderful family story set matter-of-factly in an African-American environment." Horn Book

"A lyrical, entertaining story that rings with authenticity. . . . Ransome's distinguished oil paintings are gorgeous. . . . A compelling book that will draw readers back again and again." School Library Journal

"A picture book warmly expressive of personal history and intergenerational affection." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review