A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books)

  • Reading level: 4 – 8 years
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books; New edition edition (23 January 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688040748
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688040741
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 0.6 x 26.7 cm


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From the Back Cover

After a fire destroys their home and possessions, Rosa, her mother, and grandmother save and save until they can afford to buy one big, comfortable chair that all three of them can enjoy.After their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother and grandmother save their coins to buy a really comfortable chair for all to enjoy. “A superbly conceived picture book expressing the joyful spirit of a loving family.”–Horn Book.

About the Author

Vera B. Williams began her career in children’s books by illustrating Hooray for Me!, written by Remy Charlip with Lilian Moore. Her beloved A Chair for My Mother won multiple awards, including a Caldecott Honor, and “More, More, More,” Said the Baby also received a Caldecott Honor. Vera B. Williams was the recipient of the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award; she was awarded the 2009 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature; and she was the US nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2004. Vera B. Williams died on October 16, 2015, shortly before this book was completed.

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