All In A Day by Cynthia Rylant and Nikki McClure, 2009 edition.


Written by Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by Nikki McClure. First edition, second printing, 2009. Abrams Books for Young Readers, New York.

"A day is a perfect piece of time to live a life, to plant a seed, to watch the sun go by."

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"Each dawn offers opportunities that won't ever come again, chances to see, to act, to wish, and to love. Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant's poetic text, alongside Nikki McClure's stunning cut-paper art, invites readers of all ages to appreciate a day as a perfect piece of time in which to live fully.

"What will you do today?"

Cynthia Rylant (1954 - ) is an American author and librarian who has written more than 100 books for children and young adults. Her works include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and picture books. She was born in West Virginia and spent part of her childhood with her grandparents in the Appalachian region, which influenced many of her stories. She won the Newbery Medal for her novel Missing May and received several other awards and honors for her books.

Nikki McClure is noted for her distinctive paper-cut illustrations inspired by Depression-era Works Progress Administration (WPA) posters. She uses an X-acto knife to carve out her images from a single sheet of black paper, creating striking contrasts between the positive and negative spaces. She has published several books of her art, including calendars, journals, and children's books. She lives and works in Olympia, Washington.
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Condition: Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear; light edge wear; lightly bumped at corners and head and tail of the spine; light soiling on the back, including very small red mark; small crease near tail of the spine. Yellow and black illustrated cover boards: light edge wear. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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