A Chair for My Mother
by Vera Williams

"A chair for my mother,' said the little girl, as she put her "earnings" into the big glass bottle.

A three-generation family - a little girl, her mother and her grandmother - save up their pennies to buy a cozy armchair. The chair is for the mother, who works hard as a waitress and needs a comfortable chair to rest in, after being on her feet the whole day.

A Caldecott Honor award winner, and one of the best inspirational stories for kids, this book imparts important values in a non-preachy way: for example, how hard work and perseverance win the day; the value of thrift, and the satisfaction that comes from delayed gratification; and, most of all, the memorable picture of a family that makes sacrifices for one another.


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