Oh Lord, I Wish I Was a Buzzard by Polly Greenberg
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Oh Lord, I Wish I Was a Buzzard
By Polly Greenberg

Oh Lord, I Wish I Was a Buzzard

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Format: Paperback

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Oh Lord, I Wish I Was a Buzzard by Polly Greenberg

Book Description

From dawn to dusk, a little girl and her brother and father harvest cotton during the sweltering crop season. Imagining her way through the endless day, she wishes to be anyone else or anywhere else...a snake curled up and cool, a butterfly bouncing from blossom to blossom, a buzzard going round and round in the sky. But as sunset approaches, a special treat awaits - as well as the most cherished reward of a parent's hard-earned approval. Polly Greenberg's rhythmic, easy-to-read text and Aliki's striking, sun-soaked illustrations together make an unforgettable tale - part story, part song, and all poetry. Based on a childhood memory, this timeless story reflects everyone's wish to escape the arduous...and to be as free as a bird.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781587172205
ISBN-10: 1587172208
Format: Paperback
(253mm x 159mm x 4mm)
Pages: 40
Imprint: SeaStar Books
Publisher: North-South Books (Nord-Sud Verlag AG)
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: Switzerland

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Author Biography - Polly Greenberg

Polly Greenberg was a founder of the Child Development Group of Mississippi, a Head Start program initiated in 1965 and operated by several thousand African-American sharecroppers and other low-income people in crossroads communities scattered all over the state. She lived in Mississippi for two years with her many young daughters, serving as CDGM's Director of Teacher Development and Program for Children. Prior to this time, she was a War on Poverty staff member at the Washington DC headquarters. Ms. Greenberg has lived in the US capital for almost fifty years, enjoying jobs focusing on child/parent/staff development. Aliki has contributed to some 200 books for children, over 55 of which she has written and illustrated. She is the recipient of many awards, including the 1999 Jane Addams Peace Award for Picture Book for Marianthe's Story: Printed Words and Spoken Memories. Her other popular fiction and nonfiction titles include Feelings, My Five Senses, and All By Myself. Aliki Brandenberg lives in London.

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