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Hector the collector / Emily Beeny ; illustrated by Stephanie Graegin.

Beeny, Emily A., author. (Author). Graegin, Stephanie, illustrator. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781626722965
  • ISBN: 162672296X
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Hector begins collecting acorns of different sizes and shapes and is teased about it when his classmates find out, until their teacher explains about collections and asks who else has one. Includes author's note about various kinds of collections.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 June #1
    In this sweet story, a young, overalls-clad pup named Hector finds wonder in one of autumn's most ubiquitous offerings: the acorn. While walking to school one morning, he picks up an acorn and admires its brown color and knobbly cap. Soon he's pocketing acorns everywhere he goes—green ones, squat ones, skinny ones—and stashing them in his school desk until there's room for nothing else. When his teacher conducts an impromptu inspection, Hector's hoard is discovered, but rather than scolding him, she announces that Hector is a collector. Soon his classmates begin describing their own collections, and this idea grows to encompass a library's books and the art at a museum. By moving from personal to public assemblages, Beeny helps young readers grasp the concept of collecting, uniting all through the repeated refrain, "They were all different. They were all the same. They were all beautiful." Graegin complements the story with gentle illustrations populated by cute, clothed animals eager to learn about the world's unique offerings. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Emily Beeny is a curator and art historian specialized in French paintings. She holds a PhD from Columbia University and has worked at museums in New York, Paris, Boston, and Southern California. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their cat and dog.

Stephanie Graegin spent her childhood drawing and collecting fauna in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Houston, Texas. She received her BFA in fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and her MFA in printmaking from the Pratt Institute. Stephanie now lives in Brooklyn, is still drawing, and has managed to keep her collection down to one orange cat.

Subject: Collectors and collecting > Juvenile fiction.
Acorns > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Animals > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.
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