Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard and James Ransome

Susan and her sister Sarah love to visit their Great Aunt Flossie's house each... read more

Susan and her sister Sarah love to visit their Great Aunt Flossie's house each Sunday afternoon because Aunt Flossie lives in "a house crowded full of stuff and things." The sisters are particularly intrigued with Aunt Flossie's collection of hats--she has saved every hat she has ever owned and each one reminds her of a story from her past. James Ransome's elegant oil paintings move easily from the present to the past as he illustrates Aunt Flossie's stories, as well as the context in which she is telling them. A skillful use of dialogue aptly portrays a strong intergenerational relationship in an African-American family. (Ages 4-9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1991

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