Emma: Wendy Kesselman



Author/Illustrator: Wendy Kesselman
Publisher: Harper & Row
Publication Year: 1980
Brief Summary: A lonely grandmother takes up painting and finds companionship in the art she creates.

Awards, Honors and Prizes: N/A

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Why did Emma start painting?
  • Do you ever feel lonely?  When Emma feels lonely, she paints.  What do you do to feel better?
  • Art: Read informational books about famous artists.  Discuss different types of art and which students prefer.

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library


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