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Overview

On her eighth birthday Jamaica receives paints which she uses to surprise her grandmother and to brighten the subway station where Grammy works.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564023483
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 08/05/1996
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.16(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Amy Hest is a terrible artist. "Whenever children ask me why I don't illustrate my own books, I draw a dog for them. And they always say, 'Nice chicken, Mrs. Hest.' But I would love to be an artist, and perhaps that is why I wrote a story about someone who draws." Amy Hest lives in New York City.

Sheila White Samton also lives in New York City, half a block from Amy Hest. "We didn't know each other before the book. But now we run into each other all the time." She says that "it is a challenge and a pleasure to illustrate a book about someone who draws. It requires envisioning not only the person and her life, but how her life and character are revealed in her drawings."

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Jamaica Louise James 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RayJones63 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is about Jamaica Louise James, a seven-year old girl who uses her artistic talent to surprise her grandma at work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love this book i had to read it in 2nd grade. it's my favorite book.