Sam Bangs Moonshine Author:Evaline Ness Sam, a fisherman's daughter who dreams rich and lovely dreams -- moonshine, her father says -- sits in her dragon-drawn chariot and says wise things to Bangs, her cat. One day, Sam sends little Thomas, her devoted friend, to Blue Rock far out in the harbor, and a sudden storm brings near disaster to Thomas and Bangs. It is then that Sam repe... more »ntantly draws a line between moonshine and reality.
Young readers whose mothers are mermaids, who own fierce lions and baby kangaroos, and can talk to their cats will find a fast friend in the heroine of this imaginative, humorous book.
Evaline Ness, winner of the 1967 Caldecott Medal, has won exceptional praise for her illustrations of books for children. "All in the Morning Early," "A Pocketful of Cricket," and "Tom Tit Tot," all illustrated by Miss Ness, were runners-up for the distinguished Caldecott Medal. Born in Michigan, Miss Ness studied at the Art Institute in Chicago, the Art Students' League in New York, and the Accademia de Belle Arti in Italy. Her illustrations have appeared in numerous national magazines.« less