Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming.

Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming by Lucille Clifton., Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming by Lucille Clifton. SIGNED, Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming by Lucille Clifton.

SIGNED and Inscribed by Clifton. Note: This book has been sold.

"14A/is up so high/our Christmas bounces/off the sky/and shines on all/the downer ones/Merry Christmas to them/says Mama/Merry Christmas from me/says Everett Anderson." Sensitive poems and pictures of a young black child. Clifton, a well known writer of poetry for adults, wrote many books for children as well, including the Everett Anderson series..

Books in the series:
    * Everett Anderson's Goodbye (Henry Holt)
    * One of the Problems of Everett Anderson (Henry Holt)
    * Everett Anderson's Friend (Henry Holt)
    * Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming (Henry Holt)
    * Everett Anderson's 1-2-3 (Henry Holt)
    * Everett Anderson's Year (Henry Holt)
    * Some of the Days of Everett Anderson (Henry Holt)
    * Everett Andersson's Nine Month Long (Henry Holt)

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Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming by Lucille Clifton.
Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming by Lucille Clifton. SIGNED
Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming by Lucille Clifton.
Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming.
Clifton, Lucille.
/Evaline Ness, illustrator.
NY: Holt Rinehart, 1971, stated 1st printing; white cloth boards with all over illustration in brown and lavender of Everett Anderson running with his Christmas tree, 9x8.3", in identical jacket; 26 pp.
Picture book hardback.
CONDITION: Near Fine with Very Good jacket; no names or other marks, in lightly soiled edgeworn white jacket with 2", and 1" closed tear; unclipped 3.95.
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Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming by Lucille Clifton.
Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming by Lucille Clifton.
Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming by Lucille Clifton.
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13960

Comments

Everett Andersons

There are a lot of little urban details in this lovely book that city dwellers will appreciate, although the story is easily enjoyed by everyone, no matter where they live. Everett's mom gives a party, which Everett subtly lets us know his downstairs neighbors did not appreciate. There is the careful activity of getting a tree into an elevator and playing in snow covered playgrounds. -Dave

Comment

Wow.... this comment was lifted from a jacketflap.com blog about Everett Anderson "Storied Cities" And, readers, if you don't know about jacketflap, take a look. As for the writer of this post, we know that times are tough... but we do not allow any embedded commercial links in comments, and if they occur too often we delete and report them to Mollom. (The writer below maintains a nice personal blog on alliteration, which relates directly to this website. A completely different situation.)

Alliteration Poems

I love the quote from the book. The notion of a hi-rise Christmas "bouncing off the sky" is so clever. So original.

I was tying to think of a good alliterative completion for the title of this book. It would be easier if the word "city" used a hard "c". I suppose "Christmas is Coming to California" might work, but it doesn't quite fit (too warm!). Kalamazoo has a nice poetic ring to it. "Christmas is Coming to Kalamazoo". That actually might work.

Ok, enough of the alliterations. The quote got me started on my little creative meandering.

The series sounds wonderful. Are these works very rare?

Yours truly,

Chief Editor
My Word Wizard
Alliteration Poetry

Lucille Clifton

The books have been republished or at least most of them, so they aren't hard to find. (Signed and in this condition and edition, yes) Lucille Clifton is much better know as a poet for adults, but these children's books were very popular. I enjoyed your blog. Suzanne

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