Little David Earl always knows what day of the week it is. He can tell by the clean, snappy-fresh apron Ma Dear is wearing -- a different color for every day. Monday means washing, with Ma Dear scrubbing at her tub in a blue apron. Tuesday is ironing, in a sunshine yellow apron that brightens Ma's spirits. And so it goes until Sunday, when Ma Dear doesn't have to wear an apron and they can set aside some special no-work time, just for themselves.
In their first collaboration, Newbery Honor author Patricia McKissack and award-winninng illustrator Floyd Cooper lovingly recreate a slice of turn-of-the-century Southern life as it was for a single African-American mother and her son.
"There's love here, cast over David Earl's life with the same uncompromising grace Ma Dear brings to all thing in their lives". -- Kirkus Reviews
Series: Anne Schwartz Books
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st February 2000
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 20.32 x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1