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Molly Bang
Molly Bang is an award winning children's book illustrator and author. Her works include 3 Caldecott Honor Books: Ten, Nine, Eight, The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher, and When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry, which also won a Jane Addams Honor Award and the Arbuthnot Award. The... show more



Molly Bang is an award winning children's book illustrator and author. Her works include 3 Caldecott Honor Books: Ten, Nine, Eight, The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher, and When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry, which also won a Jane Addams Honor Award and the Arbuthnot Award. The Paper Crane won the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award in 1987; Goose won the School of Library Journal Best Book of 1996 and another work, Common Ground: The Water, Earth, and Air We Share, won the prestigious Giverny Book Award in 1998 for the best children's science picture book. Her latest book, My Light, is an ALA Notable book. Her only work for adults is Picture This, which shows how an understanding of the most basic principles enable a person to build powerful pictures. It is used by art and graphic departments in colleges around the country. Bang received her bachelor degree from Wellesley in French, and Masters in Far Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona and at Harvard. She has also worked as a reporter; as an educator for public health projects in Bangladesh and in Mali, West Africa, incorporating information on maternal and child health into stories; and as a teacher in colleges.

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Birth date: January 01, 1943
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Shelby Dunn's Bookshelf
Shelby Dunn's Bookshelf rated it 2 years ago
This is a helpful story that was introduced to me by my Cooperating Teacher. It's about a little girl that gets angry at her sibling. Instead of yelling or lashing out, she goes outside and takes a walk. After she calmed down, she comes back to her family and she feels better. After reading this boo...
Miss Denney’s Virtual Library
Miss Denney’s Virtual Library rated it 2 years ago
This story is infuriatingly relatable. It is great for sparking discussions on life experiences, especially at the age of many first time older siblings. Protagonist Sophie, as demonstrated by the title, gets angry at her little sister, but after removing herself from the situation, she learns to co...
Ms. Garcia's Library
Ms. Garcia's Library rated it 2 years ago
When sophie gets really really angry illustrates a girl named Sophie who gets angry and runs away. This book would be great to introduce emotions in the classroom. Anger can be very upsetting for some children, therefore this book displays that everybody gets angry sometimes. The discussion can als...
savannahblaze
savannahblaze rated it 4 years ago
This book is about a little girl named Sophie who gets really, really angry when her sister snatches one of her toys away. I think this book would be perfect to read in a Kindergarten classroom. This story gives kindergartners something to relate to; not wanting to share. It also gives them some ins...
ereksonj
ereksonj rated it 8 years ago
I could have used this book years ago when we were doing an inquiry project on oceans, and we could hardly find anything on plankton. This is a great book for making single-celled phytoplankton into an interesting thing to look at and think about. This book reminds me of Virginia Lee Burton's Life S...
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