Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at CynthiaRylant.com.
Wendy Anderson Halperin is an acclaimed artist who has illustrated dozens of books for children, including Let's Go Home by Cynthia Rylant, Soft House by Jane Yolen, and Turn, Turn, Turn! by Peter Seeger. She lives in South Haven, Michigan.
Gr 2-3-Fans of this sweet series will know to expect extra frosting on their wedding cake. In this installment, Lily, Tess, and Rosie combine their trademark enthusiasm and cooperation to create a sunny morning for Aunt Lucy's marriage. The angelic 10-year-olds seldom encounter conflict, which may explain why they have so much energy to pour into their projects. Rylant's balance of action and dialogue keeps the wedding-related activities moving along. Halperin's extensive spot art underscores the pleasant spirit, and provides the visual breaks that chapter-book readers crave. Rylant's positive-minded cousins continue to counterbalance the wisecracking heroes of other chapter-book series.-Pat Leach, Lincoln City Libraries, NE Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Book Six in the Cobble Street Cousins series, Cynthia Rylant's Wedding Flowers, illus. by Wendy Anderson Halperin, tells of Rosie, Lily and Tess's return to Cobble Street for Aunt Lucy's wedding to Michael. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.