How Smudge Came

by Nan Gregory, Ron Lightburn

Fitzhenry & Whiteside | Hardcover

How Smudge Came is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.

In the home where Cindy lives, no dogs are allowed, so she must bundle puppy up when she goes to work as a cleaning woman in the Hospice. One patient is so blind with illness that he can barely see the dog; it looks like a smudge. But, oh, how nice to hold the puppy. What is Cindy to do? How will she care for Smudge?

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"A moving story with a happy ending."
- Quill & Quire

"A beautiful story, lovingly told and illustrated."
- Resource Link

Nan Gregory is a professional storyteller and has performed in schools, libraries, hospitals, parks and theatres, at conferences and festivals, and from the back of a horse-drawn sleigh. Her career has taken her across Canada and to the United States, Japan and New Zealand.

Ron Lightburn is an internationally renowned illustrator of books for children. His illustrations in the picture book Waiting for the Whales earned him the Governor General''s Literary Award for Children''s Illustration, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration and the Elizabeth Mrazik Cleaver Picture Book Award.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.3 in

Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0889951438

ISBN - 13: 9780889951433

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartbreak and Happiness: How Smudge Came How better to understand our common humanity than to peek at the inner world of another — and find it so like our own? Soft, coloured pencil illustrations and sparse, personal narrative relate a poignant story of love and loss, freedom and frustration, heartbreak and, in the end, happiness.
Date published: 2007-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartstopping... I don't really have the right words to desribe this wonderful book by Nan Gregory. I strongly recommend this to anyone who can read or be read to. I read it over and over and over. It's not just for children. Adults who read it will be equally entranced and mesmerized by it. No matter how you look at it, it's about a woman and her dog, NOT about a victim of cerebral palsy who no one seems to think has a right to love and own one. I mean, all people have the right to love who they want. The main point of this story is not about "special children" or whatever you choose to call them. It's about proving that love always get it's way in the most wonderful forms. And in this case, I just couldn't help but cry my eyes out. And I just can't help but put in that Ron Lightburn's amazing illustrations made it feel like I was right there inside the book watching everything happen. To conclude this, I will never forget "How Smudge Came" into my life. And if you haven't read this yet, you have NO idea what you're missing!
Date published: 2000-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A simple act of kindness If you have ever taught a special child or if you have a special child, then "how smudge came" is just for you. This book was written by a wonderful woman who knows what life is like for special people. This book should be read to or by exceptional children of all abilities.
Date published: 2000-06-26

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How Smudge Came

by Nan Gregory, Ron Lightburn

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.3 in

Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0889951438

ISBN - 13: 9780889951433

From the Publisher


In the home where Cindy lives, no dogs are allowed, so she must bundle puppy up when she goes to work as a cleaning woman in the Hospice. One patient is so blind with illness that he can barely see the dog; it looks like a smudge. But, oh, how nice to hold the puppy. What is Cindy to do? How will she care for Smudge?

Reviews
"A moving story with a happy ending."
- Quill & Quire

"A beautiful story, lovingly told and illustrated."
- Resource Link

Nan Gregory is a professional storyteller and has performed in schools, libraries, hospitals, parks and theatres, at conferences and festivals, and from the back of a horse-drawn sleigh. Her career has taken her across Canada and to the United States, Japan and New Zealand.

Ron Lightburn is an internationally renowned illustrator of books for children. His illustrations in the picture book Waiting for the Whales earned him the Governor General''s Literary Award for Children''s Illustration, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration and the Elizabeth Mrazik Cleaver Picture Book Award.

About the Author

Nan Gregory''s previous children''s picture books include the international best-seller How Smudge Came and the critically acclaimed Wild Girl and Gran. Nan Gregory is a professional storyteller and has performed in schools, libraries, hospitals, parks and theatres, at conferences and festivals, and from the back of a horse-drawn sleigh. Her career has taken her across Canada and to the United States, Japan and New Zealand.

From Our Editors

Cindy has a small, furry and cute problem. She has just found a dark-grey and black puppy, but the home in which she lives doesn't allow dogs. She takes the puppy to the hospice where she works as a cleaning lady, where one of the patients names the soft puppy Smudge. But how can Cindy keep Smudge? Winner of the Mr. Christie's Book Award and the Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice award, How Smudge Came is a beautifully illustrated and lovingly told tale.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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