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{"id":1046579073,"title":"Sweet Magnolia","handle":"sweet-magnolia","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Virginia Kroll\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/virginia-kroll\"\u003eVirginia Kroll\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Laura Jacques\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/laura-jacques\"\u003eLaura Jacques\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJoin Denise as she visits her grandmother in the Louisiana bayou for a school vacation she'll never forget!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGrandma, a wildlife rehabilitator, shares her knowledge with Denise as they explore the mysterious bayou. 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She was formerly an elementary school teacher and has raised six children of her own. It was Virginia's love of children that led her to begin her career as a children's writer in 1984.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVirginia has a special talent for understanding and communicating with children. Her efforts to cross cultural lines and address multicultural issues have won her the praise of critics and readers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Virginia Kroll\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/virginia-kroll\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Virginia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLaura Jacques, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLaura's career began in the field of advertising, which led her into the world of fashion illustration. She has illustrated several children's books, including \u003cem\u003eAt Home in the Rainforest\u003c\/em\u003e, written by Diane Willow, \u003cem\u003eGoing to a Horse Farm\u003c\/em\u003e, written by Shirley Kerby James, \u003cem\u003eWildlife Refuge: A Classroom Adventure\u003c\/em\u003e, written by Lorraine Ward and \u003cem\u003eSweet Magnolia\u003c\/em\u003e, written by Virginia Kroll.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Laura Jacques\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/laura-jacques\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Laura.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFamily Fun's Book of the Year\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eABA Pick of the Lists\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eKIND Book Award\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNSTA\/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children K-12\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSkipping Stones Honor Award\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCreative Classroom\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003eSweet Magnolia\u003c\/i\u003e, by Virginia Kroll, is the delightful story of a little girl's visit with her grandmother, a wildlife rehabilitator, in Louisiana. 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Together they meet myriad creatures from alligators to bullfrogs, and Denise makes friends with a fox, an owl, and a deer! After learning the valuable lesson that wild animals must be free, Denise returns to the city with a new-found wisdom and a very special treasure.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVibrant, realistic illustrations let readers experience the busy bayou and the joyful lifestyle of Cajun and Creole culture.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Wood-Hoopoe Willie\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/wood-hoopoe-willie\"\u003eWood-Hoopoe Willie\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/deep-in-the-swamp\" title=\"Deep in the Swamp\"\u003eDeep in the Swamp\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Imani's Moon\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/products\/imanis-moon\"\u003eImani's Moon\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/sweet-magnolia-spread.jpg?1079875505711016830\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVirginia Kroll, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVirginia Kroll attended Canisius College and the State University of New York at Buffalo. She was formerly an elementary school teacher and has raised six children of her own. It was Virginia's love of children that led her to begin her career as a children's writer in 1984.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVirginia has a special talent for understanding and communicating with children. Her efforts to cross cultural lines and address multicultural issues have won her the praise of critics and readers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Virginia Kroll\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/virginia-kroll\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Virginia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLaura Jacques, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLaura's career began in the field of advertising, which led her into the world of fashion illustration. She has illustrated several children's books, including \u003cem\u003eAt Home in the Rainforest\u003c\/em\u003e, written by Diane Willow, \u003cem\u003eGoing to a Horse Farm\u003c\/em\u003e, written by Shirley Kerby James, \u003cem\u003eWildlife Refuge: A Classroom Adventure\u003c\/em\u003e, written by Lorraine Ward and \u003cem\u003eSweet Magnolia\u003c\/em\u003e, written by Virginia Kroll.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Laura Jacques\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/laura-jacques\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Laura.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFamily Fun's Book of the Year\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eABA Pick of the Lists\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eKIND Book Award\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNSTA\/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children K-12\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSkipping Stones Honor Award\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCreative Classroom\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003eSweet Magnolia\u003c\/i\u003e, by Virginia Kroll, is the delightful story of a little girl's visit with her grandmother, a wildlife rehabilitator, in Louisiana. Throughout the visit, the child learns about Cajun and Creole culture and gains an appreciative understanding of wild animals as she helps to rehabilitate an injured bird. \u003ci\u003eSweet Magnolia\u003c\/i\u003e won the KIND (Kids In Nature Defense) Book Award, given by the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLibrary Talk\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVirginia Kroll's \u003ci\u003eSweet Magnolia\u003c\/i\u003e introduces both the wildlife of the Louisiana bayous and the Cajun culture, as six-year-old Denise goes south to visit her grandmother, a wildlife rehabilitator. They explore the bayou, save a baby bird, let it go, and enjoy jambalaya and the zydeco music and dancing at a fais dodo. Denise goes back to her family with a \"lagniappe\" from her trip. An attractive introduction with the added interest of an African-American family. Laura Jacques's vignettes and full-page acrylic paintings are almost too detailed, too stuffed with the flora and fauna of the region. 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Sweet Magnolia

By: Virginia Kroll / Illustrated by: Laura Jacques

Join Denise as she visits her grandmother in the Louisiana bayou for a school vacation she'll never forget!

Grandma, a wildlife rehabilitator, shares her knowledge with Denise as they explore the mysterious bayou. Together they meet myriad creatures from alligators to bullfrogs, and Denise makes friends with a fox, an owl, and a deer! After learning the valuable lesson that wild animals must be free, Denise returns to the city with a new-found wisdom and a very special treasure.

Vibrant, realistic illustrations let readers experience the busy bayou and the joyful lifestyle of Cajun and Creole culture.

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Virginia Kroll, author

Virginia Kroll attended Canisius College and the State University of New York at Buffalo. She was formerly an elementary school teacher and has raised six children of her own. It was Virginia's love of children that led her to begin her career as a children's writer in 1984.

Virginia has a special talent for understanding and communicating with children. Her efforts to cross cultural lines and address multicultural issues have won her the praise of critics and readers.

Read more about Virginia.


Laura Jacques, illustrator

Laura's career began in the field of advertising, which led her into the world of fashion illustration. She has illustrated several children's books, including At Home in the Rainforest, written by Diane Willow, Going to a Horse Farm, written by Shirley Kerby James, Wildlife Refuge: A Classroom Adventure, written by Lorraine Ward and Sweet Magnolia, written by Virginia Kroll.

Read more about Laura.

  • Family Fun's Book of the Year
  • ABA Pick of the Lists
  • KIND Book Award
  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children K-12
  • Skipping Stones Honor Award

Creative Classroom

Sweet Magnolia, by Virginia Kroll, is the delightful story of a little girl's visit with her grandmother, a wildlife rehabilitator, in Louisiana. Throughout the visit, the child learns about Cajun and Creole culture and gains an appreciative understanding of wild animals as she helps to rehabilitate an injured bird. Sweet Magnolia won the KIND (Kids In Nature Defense) Book Award, given by the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education.

Library Talk

Virginia Kroll's Sweet Magnolia introduces both the wildlife of the Louisiana bayous and the Cajun culture, as six-year-old Denise goes south to visit her grandmother, a wildlife rehabilitator. They explore the bayou, save a baby bird, let it go, and enjoy jambalaya and the zydeco music and dancing at a fais dodo. Denise goes back to her family with a "lagniappe" from her trip. An attractive introduction with the added interest of an African-American family. Laura Jacques's vignettes and full-page acrylic paintings are almost too detailed, too stuffed with the flora and fauna of the region. But they tell a visual story of family love and of respect for the environment that parallel the text in a convincing way.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-88106-415-5

Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-88106-414-8

E-book
ISBN: 978-1-60734-386-8 PDF
For information about purchasing E-books, click here.

Ages: 4-7
Page count: 32
10 x 8

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