My Name Is Not Isabella: Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream?

Hardcover | September 21, 2010

IllustratorMike LitwinbyJennifer Fosberry

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New York Times Bestseller! Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream? Ask Isabella? She takes a wild ride-and discovers the sky's the limit! "This story? speaks frankly about self-identity and self affirmation as Isabella decides at the end that she is actually herself? because she possesses the best parts of all of the women she looks up to." -ForeWord Magazine "The colorful mixed-media artwork reinforces the fanciful, upbeat tone of the book. Use this story to ignite young readers' interest in women's history." -School Library Journal Who Is Your Hero? Isabella's include U.S. Astronaut Sally Ride, activist Rosa Parks, and sharpshooter Annie Oakley-but there's no bigger hero than Isabella's own mommy! Join Isabella on an adventure of discovery-and find out how imagining to be these extraordinary women teaches her the importance of being her extraordinary self. A rollicking read-aloud and terrific "read-to-myself" story, My Name Is Not Isabella is capturing hearts and awards, including: - Silver ForeWord Book of the Year Award for Picture Books - Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award - Gold Independent Publisher Book Award - Amelia Bloomer List Jennifer Fosberry is a science geek turned children's book writer. Until recently, she worked as a project manager in Silicon Valley in the high-tech electronic field. She currently divides her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Costa Rica with her husband and three children. Mike Litwin combines a variety of media to create scenes that serve the imagination and education of women. A graduate of the East Carolina University School of Art and Design, he plays both designer and illustrator with an often wacky, always delightful style that uniquely blends playful innocence with devilish mischief. Illustrating and telling stories for children is his passion, his entertainment, and his dream. He currently lives in Greenville, North Carolina, with his wife and three daughters.

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New York Times Bestseller! Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream? Ask Isabella? She takes a wild ride-and discovers the sky's the limit! "This story? speaks frankly about self-identity and self affirmation as Isabella decides at the end that she is actually herself? because she possesses the best parts of all of the women she look...

Mike Litwin is an award-winning illustrator who combines oil glazing, color pencil, collage, and other mixed media to create scenes that serve the imagination and education of children. Jennifer Fosberry is a science geek turned children's book writer. After running away to Costa Rica for a few years, she returned to the San Franci...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 8.5 × 11 × 0.42 inPublished:September 21, 2010Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1402243952

ISBN - 13:9781402243950

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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From My Name is not Isabella

"Good morning, Isabella," the mother said. "It's time to getup and out of bed."

"My name is not Isabella!" said the little girl.

"Then who has been sleeping in my daughter's bed?" asked the mother.

"I am SALLY, the greatest, toughest astronaut who ever was!"

"Well, Sally, BLAST out of bed, put on your space suit and come downstairs for breakfast."