by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Boyds Mills Press, 1998
ISBN 978-1-56397-660-5 (hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-56397-944-6 (paperback)
Like the spicy sweetness of an ice cold glass of lemonade, the original poems of Lemonade Sun by Rebecca Kai Dotlich promiseand deliver a shiver of recognition and refreshment. From the classic subjects of "My Lemonade Stand" and "Jacks" to the jazzy rhythms of "Jump Rope Talk" to the lyrical beauty of "Backyard Bubbles," this stunning collection is drenched in summer colors and pleasures. Color illustrations by Jan Spivey Gilchrist add an edgy charm.
Awards and Honors:
IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award; American Booksellers "Pick of the Lists," Spring 2001; Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 1999 Master List, K-3; Indiana Read-Aloud Books Too Good to Miss, K-3
To my mother, Charlotte Thompson Botkinfor all the love and lemonade days, on Falcon and beyond. And in memory of my father, John Wm. Thompson (1926-1977), the best daddy a little girl could have.