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Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life
with audio recording
Table of Contents
About The Book
Young Hewitt Anderson is his parents' pride and joy, and they love him so. Hewitt is sweet, smart, polite -- everything a boy could be -- except Hewitt is small...very small...teeny-weeny, in fact.
Descended from a long line of giants, the J. Carver Worthington Andersons take their height very seriously indeed. You see, without exception all of the many J. Carver Worthington Andersons have been giants until now. And poor Hewitt -- hidden in the floorboards, trapped in the flour vat, lost in the bedsheets -- has his struggles being tiny. Oh, his parents worry: How will their son manage to live in a world of big things? Leave it to Hewitt to prove the power of being small.
Inspired by the tale of "Jack and the Beanstalk," the inimitable Jerdine Nolen tells an original story of bravery and the power of the individual. Kadir Nelson's imaginative and loving illustrations create a world where smallness rules -- a world that children will want to return to again and again.
About The Illustrator
Kadir Nelson is an award-winning American artist whose works have been exhibited in major national and international publications, institutions, art galleries, and museums. Nelson’s work has won the Coretta Scott King Award, the Robert F. Sibert Award, two Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Awards, and the 2005 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. His beloved, award-winning, and bestselling picture books include We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball; Thunder Rose, written by Jerdine Nolen; Ellington Was Not a Street, written by Ntozake Shange; Salt in His Shoes, written by Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan; and many more. Kadir lives in Los Angeles.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (January 1, 2013)
- Length: 40 pages
- ISBN13: 9781442460362
- Grades: K - 3
- Ages: 5 - 8
- Lexile ® AD980L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Awards and Honors
- CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
- Bank Street Best Books of the Year
- Society of Illustrators Gold Medal
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High Resolution Images
- Book Cover Image (jpg): Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life Enhanced eBook 9781442460362
- Author Photo (jpg): Jerdine Nolen Photo by Nancy Kavanagh O'Neill(0.1 MB)
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