Lizzie!De (autor) Maxine Kumin De (artist) Elliot Gilbert
en Limba Engleză Carte Hardback – 15 May 2014
America, meet Lizzie Peterlinz, age 11. Paralyzed below the waist after slipping off a diving board two years ago, Lizzie does not let her wheelchair get in the way of her curiosity. She and her single mother are starting life over in a small town in Florida, where Lizzie's hunger for knowledge and adventure lead her to some unlikely friends. She bonds with Josh, the only other disabled kid at her school, and they rejoice in normal kid activities, despite the awkward stares they face at school. And she and her mother make friends with some elderly neighbors, Teresa and Digger Martinez, who become Lizzie's adopted grandparents, teaching her Spanish and encouraging her to embrace her life, difficulties and all. One of Lizzie's favorite things to do is visit a run-down roadside petting zoo, run by a slow-moving gentle giant Lizzie and her mom affectionately call Henry the Huge. One afternoon, as Lizzie is exploring the fields behind the petting zoo, she comes across a shack full of screeching monkeys and the mysterious boy who cares for them. A man with a slick grin arrives on the scene, and Lizzie begins to uncover where the monkeys came from. With Josh and Digger's help, she puts the pieces together, but it's too late, the monkey thief strikes again and this time, it's Lizzie who's in danger.
Honored as America's poet laureate from 1981 to 1982, MAXINE KUMIN has been the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize as well as the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award. In addition to her seventeen poetry collections, novels, and essay collections for adults, she is the author of many children's books including Oh, Harry! (illustrated by Barry Moser), What Color is Caesar? (illustrated by Alison Friend), Mites to Mastodons (illustrated by Pam Zagarenski), The Microscope (illustrated by Arnold Lobel), When Great-Grandmother Was Young and When Grandmother Was Young (illustrated by Don Almquist) and Follow the Fall, Spring Things, Summer Story, and A Winter Friend (illustrated by Artur Marokvia). Seven Stories Press is re-releasing four of Kumin's out-of-print children's books for kids ages 5 to 8, co-written with Anne Sexton: Eggs of Things and More Eggs of Things (illustrated by Leonard Shortall) and Joey and the Birthday Present and The Wizard's Tears (illustrated by Evaline Ness). She and her husband live on a farm in the Mink Hills of Warner, New Hampshire, where they raised horses for forty years and enjoyed the companionship of several rescued dogs.