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Autographed Children's Books by Deborah Hopkinson

Deborah Hopkinson is the award-winning author of picture books, nonfiction works, and longer fiction that include Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, winner of the IRA Award; Sky Boys, How They Built the Empire State Building, an ALA Notable and Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor winner; Apples to Oregon, an ALA Notable and winner of the Golden Kite Award; and Shutting out the Sky, an NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor winner. Her more recent titles include Michelle and First Family, both illustrated by AG Ford, Stagecoach Sal, illustrated by Carson Ellis and The Humblebee Hunter illustrated by Jen Corace. Deborah received a bachelor's degree in English at the University of Massachusetts and holds a master's degree in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She lives near Portland, Oregon, where she serves as Vice President for College Advancement for the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Deborah Hopkinson
Beatrix Potter & the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig: This story stars a young Beatrix Potter, creator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and many other classic children's books. Master of the historical fiction picture book, Deborah Hopkinson takes readers back to Victorian England and the home of budding young artist and animal lover Beatrix Potter. When Beatrix brings home her neighbor's pet guinea pig so that she can practice painting it, well . . . it dies! Now what? Written in the form of a "picture letter", this charming, hilarious, and mostly true tale is a wonderful introduction to a beloved author/illustrator and perfect for Common Core curriculums. An author's note includes photographs and more information about Beatrix Potter's life and work.

Hardcover Picture Book with dedication page. All Ages.
Autographed bookplate by Deborah Hopkinson.

Beatrix Potter & the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig
PP3258 $17.99

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Titanic: Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the voices and stories of real Titanic survivors and witnesses to the disaster -- from the stewardess Violet Jessop to Captain Arthur Rostron of the Carpathia, who came to the rescue of the sinking ship. This gripping story, which follows the Titanic and its passengers from the ship's celebrated launch at Belfast to her cataclysmic icy end, is sure to thrill and move readers.

Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 8 & up
Autographed bookplate by Deborah Hopkinson.

Titanic SC6749 $17.99

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A Boy Called Dickens: The tale of twelve-year-old Charles Dickens who, despite poverty and long hours of factory work, still has time to discover and share the stories of other residents of 1824 London. Readers will be drawn into the winding streets of London, where they will learn how Dickens got the inspiration for many of his characters. Includes author's note about Dickens' life and some of the books he wrote.

Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 4 - 7.
Autographed bookplate by Deborah Hopkinson.

A Boy Called Dickens RH7323 $17.99

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The Humblebee Hunter: While many might be familiar with the life of Darwin, few of us have had the opportunity to see Darwin the family man -- at home in England, doing what he loved best -- walking, exploring, and observing. All the while he pursued the answers to his most persistent questions, and he often had a little bit of help. In her lyrical story of Charles Darwin at home with his children, Deborah Hopkinson portrays a very human side of one of the most revered figures in the history of science. In doing so, she shows the natural affinity children have for the scientific process.

Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 4 - 8.
Autographed bookplate by Deborah Hopkinson.

The Humblebee Hunter HC3560 $16.99

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Michelle: Smart and sure, hardworking, talented, professional and passionate, loving wife and mother, daughter and friend. This is the story of a girl from Chicago who dared to dream big, worked hard to make things happen, and grew up to be an extraordinary woman: Michelle Robinson Obama. Deborah Hopkinson and AG Ford capture the inspiring story of the first African American First Lady in this beautiful picture-book biography.

Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 4 - 7.
Autographed bookplate by Deborah Hopkinson.

Michelle HC7396 $17.99

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Saving Strawberry Farm: In the hot, mean summer of 1933, a penny is enough to buy caramels or red hots or peppermint sticks or licorice strings. Is it enough to buy Miss Elsie's Strawberry Farm? There's only one way to find out. Davey takes a deep breath and shouts, "One penny for Strawberry Farm!" Set in the Great Depression, Rachel Isadora's illustrations brings Davey's Midwestern town to life as friends and neighbors plan to save the farm the only way they can --with a secret penny auction!

Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 4 & up.
Autographed bookplate by Deborah Hopkinson.

Saving Strawberry Farm HC4002 $17.99

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Sweet Land of Liberty: On Easter Sunday 1939, Marian Anderson performed at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial in front of a crown of over 75,000 people. The person largely responsible for putting her there was a white man, Oscar Chapman, Assistant Secretary of the Interior under President Frankllin Delano Roosevelt. Deborah Hopkinson's inspiring text, accompanied by Leonard Jenkins's remarkable paintings, reminds us that things that happen to us as children can change our lives in unexpected ways. Sometimes we go on to change other lives. And every once in a while, we might even change history.

Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 4 - 8.
Autographed bookplate by Deborah Hopkinson.

Sweet Land of Liberty BT3955 $16.95

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Apples to Oregon: When Papa decides to pull up roots and move from Iowa to Oregon, he can't bear to leave his precious apple trees behind. Or his peaches, plums, grapes, cherries, and pears. Oh, and he takes his family along too. But the trail is cruel -- first there's a river to cross that's wider than Texas...and then there are hailstones as big as plums...and there's even a drought, sure to crisp the cherries. Those poor pippins! Luckily Delicious (the nonedible apple of Daddy's eye) is strong -- as young 'uns raised on apples are -- and won't let anything stop her father's darling saps from tasting the sweet Oregon soil.

Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 6 - 7.
Autographed bookplate by Deborah Hopkinson.

Apples to Oregon SS7691 $17.99

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Stagecoach Sal: Sal sure can sing. But she can also catch a fish with her bare hands, ride a wild bronc, and drive a stagecoach. And she's nobody's fool. When Sal makes her first stagecoach journey alone to deliver mail, her ma is nervous. Will Sal be able to brave the wild frontier alone? And what about Poetic Pete, the wiliest stagecoach robber in the West? Sal may have some unexpected tricks up her sleeve.

Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 4 - 7.
Autographed bookplate by Deborah Hopkinson.

Stagecoach Sal HC1498 $16.99

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