view cart menu separator categories menu separator faq
advanced search
categories  > Children's Books > Picture Books (176)
The Rainbabies by Laura Krauss Melmed and Jim LaMarche
 

The Rainbabies by Laura Krauss Melmed and Jim LaMarche

Price: $1.50 add to cart     
Feedback: 100%, 321 sales Ask seller a question
Shipping: US-Mainland: $4.00 (more destinations)
Condition: Used
Payment Options: Money Order,
The Rainbabies

This copy of The Rainbabies by Laura Krauss Melmed with illustrations by Jim LaMarche is a HB without a DJ. It was published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books in 1992. It is the 7th printing. Condition: Good--pages show slight handling; binding tight; a child wrote her name inside the front cover with a red marker; covers have a few minor indentations.

From Publishers Weekly
At a time when many supposedly new titles turn out to be retellings of familiar fairy tales, it's invigorating to find real creativity at work. In a stunning debut, Melmed combines standard fairy tale devices (a wish granted by magic; a series of trials to prove worthiness; virtue rewarded, etc.) in a wholly original story featuring the most fetching cast of little ones since the Dionne quintuplets. Melmed's writing is flawless, her storyline clean and unaffected: a childless couple finds a dozen tiny rainbabies in the grass after a moonshower, takes them home and tenderly cares for them until the babies' real mother arrives to claim her offspring and reward the devoted husband and wife. LaMarche's (Mandy) paintings are equally masterful. Whether portraying the couple's delight with their unexpected charges, or pecking in at the row of sleeping wee ones nestled snugly in a drawer, the artist's transcendent watercolors glow with a warm inner light that comes as much from the heart as from the brush. A winner in every respect, this genuinely touching book is guaranteed to become a favorite. Ages 6-up.

I do combine shipping. THANKS FOR LOOKING! Any questions? Please send me an email.
Other Products from fallonthalia:View all products
3 by Satomi Ichikawa Friends, Let's Play, Suzette
$5.00
Picking Apples & Pumpkins by Amy and Richard Hutchings
$1.50
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes and Louis Slobodkin HB DJ
$2.50
The Man Without a Country by Edward Everett Hale
$1.50
Josephine Wants to Dance by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
$4.50
6 books by Paul Fleischman Whirligig, Bull Run, Saturnalia
$6.99
The Trial of Elizabeth Cree by Peter Ackroyd
$1.50
Wool Man by Harrie Jekkers 1989
$1.00
The Cod's Tale by Mark Kurlansky
$3.00
The Roald Dahl Treasury
$2.00
Last Updated: 13 Aug 2017 17:54:07 PDT home  |  about  |  terms  |  contact
Powered by eCRATER - a free online store builder