A Child's Calendar

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Updike
Narrator: John Updike
Genres: Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Live Oak Media
Published In: April 2004
Length: 1 hour
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In this Caldecott Honor Book, a year in the life of a child is celebrated with reflective verse and glowing illustrations that portray month by month, the changes in nature and in a family's activities through the seasons. Read aloud, the gentle verses unfold with warmth and sensitivity and, together with the homey paintings, reveal the magic in simple, everyday life.

Author Details

Author Details

Updike, John

John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of "The New Yorker, " and since 1957 has lived in Massachusetts. He is the author of fifty-odd previous books, including twenty novels and numerous collections of short stories, poems, and criticism. His fiction has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award, and the Howells