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The First Thing My Mama Told Me

Written by Susan Marie Swanson & illustrated by Christine Davenier
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May 1, 2002
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When I was born, the first thing my mama told me was my name. Lucy remembers lots of things about her name. When she was two, Uncle David painted it on her step stool. When she was three, she scribbled it on the floor with an orange crayon. When she was four, she ate her very own plate of L-U-C-Y pancakes, one letter at a time. Lucy is seven now. She can reach the sink without a stool, and she doesn’t write on the floor anymore. But her name still goes with her everywhere. Lucy loves her name–and she loves Mama and Dad, who chose it just for her.

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Who Wrote The First Thing My Mama Told Me

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Susan Marie Swanson

<b>Susan Marie Swanson</b> is an award-winning poet and the author of several children’s books. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.<br>

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Christine Davenier

As a young girl growing up in Tours, France, Christine Davenier loved listening to her older sister read fairy tales aloud. But she frequently found herself wondering, What does the princess’s beautiful dress look like? or How exquisite are her jewels? Christine was left to her own imagination, for the books had few illustrations. So it comes as little surprise that today, Christine embraces her career as an illustrator. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to create the illustrations I dreamed about seeing as a child,” she says. When Christine was fourteen, she received her first box of watercolor paints, a gift from her grandmother. That was the beginning of many afternoons spent painting together in her grandmother’s garden. “My grandmother was an extraordinary woman,” Christine says. “Even though she worked in an office all her life, she was an artist through and through. She shared everything she knew about color—in painting and in life. Her wisdom and talent still inspire me today.” She has illustrated many picture books, including The Other Dog by Madeline L’Engle and The Very Fairy Princess series by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton. Christine lives in Paris, France.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780152010751
Publication Date:
May 1, 2002
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0152010750

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