On Mother's Lap (Hardcover)

By Ann Herbert Scott, Glo Coalson (Illustrator)
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A little Inuit boy discovers there's room for himself and his baby sister on their mother's lap.

About the Author

Ann Herbert Scott describes herself as "a transplanted Easterner who has come to love the wide skies and far mountain ranges of the West." She is the author of SAM, ON MOTHER'S LAP, and several other picture books. She lives Benicia, California.

Glo Coalson grew up in Abilene, Texas, and currently lives in Dallas. For nearly a year, she lived with her brother and his wife in Kotzbue, Alaska, an Eskimo village.

Praise For…

"A classic, re-illustrated with finesse."

Booklist, ALA

"Sitting on his mother’s lap, a young Eskimo boy gathers his belongings until he, some toys, his puppy, and a blanket are all crowded together in the rocking chair. When his baby sister cries, the boy claims there is no room for her, but Mother proves him wrong, and the threesome settle comfortably in the chair. Soft illustrations depict a cozy scene and a loving family."

Horn Book

"An update of the 1972 collaboration. . . . The universality of all- encompassing maternal love transcends ethnicity and still rings true in the update, but Coalson’s realistic warm illustrations give On Mother’s Lap revitalized energy to reach a new generation of youngsters. . . . This one is a top choice."

School Library Journal, Starred

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618051595
ISBN-10: 0618051597
Publisher: Harcourt Brace and Company
Publication Date: August 21st, 2000
Pages: 14
Language: English