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Maebelle's Suitcase

Illustrated by Tricia Tusa

About The Book

One-hundred-and-eight-year-old Maebelle has a lot of hats. And every year she makes a hat for the town's annual hat contest. One-hundred-and-eight-year-old Maebelle has a lot of friends. And every year her friends fly south for the winter. But this year, one of her friends is left behind. Young Binkle is afraid to leave home without his beloved possessions. So he packs his things into one of Maebelle's suitcases. But he can't fly with it. It is too heavy.
Maebelle has worked hard on her hat entry. She is very pleased with her work. But her friend Binkle needs help. She must persuade him to leave his things behind.
This is a warm, funny story about two friends who act purely out of love. And both characters are equally unforgettable.

About The Author

Photograph by a bird in a tree in the Luxembourg gardens in Paris.

Tricia Tusa has illustrated numerous acclaimed picture books, including In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck, Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden by Edith Pattou, and the New York Times bestsellers The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan and Fred Stays with Me by Nancy Coffelt. She lives with her family in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

About The Illustrator

Photograph by a bird in a tree in the Luxembourg gardens in Paris.

Tricia Tusa has illustrated numerous acclaimed picture books, including In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck, Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden by Edith Pattou, and the New York Times bestsellers The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan and Fred Stays with Me by Nancy Coffelt. She lives with her family in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (March 30, 1991)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689714443
  • Grades: K - 3
  • Ages: 5 - 8

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