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Down the Road

by Alice Schertle
Illustrated by E. B. Lewis

Published by Browndeer Press, 1995
40 pages
ISBN: 0-15-276622-7

Ages 4 - 7

Hetty's first solo errand is to walk down the country road from home to the store to buy a dozen eggs and carry them safely back home. Solemn with responsibility, Hetty walks very carefully both ways and almost makes it home without breaking a single egg until she happens on an apple tree bearing ripe delicious fruit. An enchanting story of a contemporary African-American rural family is well matched with E. B. Lewis's sun-dappled watercolor illustrations which brilliantly capture the determination of a young girl out to prove herself. Honor Book, 1995 CCBC Coretta Scott King Award Discussion: Illustration CCBC categories: PICTURE BOOKS.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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