One for All
A Pennsylvania Number Book
In One for All: A Pennsylvania Number Book, author Trinka Hakes Noble invites young readers to join her as she counts her way through the history and traditions of the great state of Pennsylvania. Using state symbols, landmark events, and famous people, numbers come to life in simple rhymes, accompanied by detailed expository text. Starting with one of the most recognized symbols in the state (and country!) Our Liberty Bell is number 1, announcing the birth of our nation. It rang from Independence Hall so high, In 1776, in the month of July. and working all the way up through the largest chocolate factory in the world! 100 chocolate kisses is just the right amount to fill our sweet tooth's wishes-- Let's do a backward count!
Author: Trinka Hakes Noble
Trinka Hakes Noble is the award-winning author of numerous picture books including The Orange Shoes (2007 National Parenting Publications Awards Honors Winner), The Scarlet Stockings Spy (2005 IRA Teachers' Choice), The Last Brother, and The Legend of the Cape May Diamond. Ms. Noble also wrote the ever-popular Jimmy's Boa series and Meanwhile Back at the Ranch, both featured on PBS's Reading Rainbow. Her many awards include ALA Notable Children's Book, Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, IRA-CBC Children's Choice, Learning: The Year's Ten Best, and several Junior Literary Guild Selections. Ms. Noble has studied children's book writing and illustrating in New York City at Parsons School of Design, the New School University, Caldecott medalist Uri Shulevitz's Greenwich Village Workshop, and at New York University. A member of the Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature, she was awarded Outstanding Woman 2002 in Arts and Letters in the state of New Jersey for her lifetime work in children's books. Ms. Noble currently lives in the historic Jockey Hollow area of Bernardsville, New Jersey.
Illustrator: Lisa Papp
Born and raised in Iowa and Nebraska, Lisa Papp attended Iowa State University College of Design for one year, and studied three more years at Du Cret School for the Arts in New Jersey where she won numerous awards for her watercolor paintings. “I am lucky to illustrate. It gives me a chance to dream and see it come to life. Nature has always been a friend to me and continues to be one of my best inspirers.” Lisa currently resides in historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her artist husband, Rob, and their whimsical cat, Taffy.