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Jerry Pinkney

The Tortoise & the Hare

Jerry Pinkney The Tortoise & The Hare
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Biographical note:

Jerry Pinkney is one of the most heralded children's book illustrators of all time. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the 2010 Caldecott Medal for The Lion & the Mouse. He has won the Coretta Scott King Award five times and the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and has been nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He was also the first children's illustrator elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The artist's website is www.jerrypinkneystudios.com.

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This companion to the Caldecott Medal-winning The Lion & the Mouse is Jerry Pinkney's most stunning masterpiece yet. Even the slowest tortoise can defeat the quickest hare, and even the proudest hare can learn a timeless lesson from the most humble tortoise: Slow and steady wins the race! Here is a superbly rendered journey from starting line to finish that embodies the bravery, perseverance, and humility we can all find inside ourselves.

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"A worthy follow-up....The richly detailed illustrations are lively and humorous, but what makes this retelling particularly ingenious is Pinkney's use of the oft-quoted moral....slow and steady wins the race!"

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* "[There is] a note of homespun vibrancy to Pinkney's elegant watercolor paintings....The tortoise may have won the race, but the real winner here is the listening and viewing audience."

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* "Pinkney's magnificently illustrated version of this famous fable gives the race the excitement of an Olympic event."

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* "The limited text, used sparingly but extremely effectively, reinforces the theme of the story--that the journey is as important as the ultimate goal.... This spectacular success is certain to become a classic in its own right."

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* "Will engross readers....A captivating winner--start to finish!"

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An Autumn 2013 Kids' Indie Next List Pick


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