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Shortcut (Hardcover)

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By Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator)
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Description


From Donald Crews, the Caldecott Honor artist and award-winning creator of Bigmama'sFreight Train, and many other classic picture books for young children, comes "a superb example of the picture book as theater; a suspense thriller for younger audiences" (Horn Book starred review).

It's getting late following a day of play, So seven children decide to take the shortcut home to Bigmama's, even though that means walking along the train tracks when they know they should always take the road. The coast seems clear...

This companion to Bigmama's will enthrall young readers at home or in the classroom. An exciting story with a clear implicit lesson and a happy ending, children will be on the edge of their seats as they follow along. A fun read-aloud, it also helps children ages 3 to 6 learn about how to share details of place in storytelling. Celebrate the bonds of family over generations with Donald Crews's evocative picture books Shortcut and Bigmama's.

About the Author


Donald Crews is the renowned creator of many celebrated children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Books Freight Train and Truck. He and his wife, Ann Jonas, live in New York's Hudson River Valley.



Donald Crews is the renowned creator of many celebrated children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Books Freight Train and Truck. He and his wife, Ann Jonas, live in New York's Hudson River Valley.

Praise For…


"An out of the ordinary drama set forth with uncommon artistry."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Beautifully crafted from cover to cover."
Booklist (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780688064365
ISBN-10: 0688064361
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: October 23rd, 1992
Pages: 32
Language: English