• Title: "Happy Birthday": The Story of the World's Most Popular Song
  • Author: Nancy Kelly Allen Gary Undercuffler
  • ISBN: 9781589806757
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Happy Birthday The Story of the World s Most Popular Song Nancy Kelly Allen s buoyant prose virtually sings throughout this engaging account of the world s best known musical ditty Informative and fun Paul Brett Johnson author and illustrator of The Cow Who
    Nancy Kelly Allen s buoyant prose virtually sings throughout this engaging account of the world s best known musical ditty Informative and fun Paul Brett Johnson, author and illustrator of The Cow Who Wouldn t Come Down During a time when candles glowed in lieu of electricity, the Hill sisters of Kentucky spent their days playing music on the piano and singing While Nancy Kelly Allen s buoyant prose virtually sings throughout this engaging account of the world s best known musical ditty Informative and fun Paul Brett Johnson, author and illustrator of The Cow Who Wouldn t Come Down During a time when candles glowed in lieu of electricity, the Hill sisters of Kentucky spent their days playing music on the piano and singing While Mildred tickled out tunes on the ivories, Patty strung together lyrics and sang along Once the sisters grew up and became teachers, they continued to mix music and words, creating lovely melodies with an infectious beat Each day they serenaded their kindergarten class with the catchy song Good Morning to All When Mildred and Patty changed the lyrics at a birthday party, they could hardly have imagined that their little tune would become one of the world s most recognizable and beloved songs Complete with Gary Undercuffler s detailed and colorful illustrations, this cheerful children s book captures the history of the Happy Birthday song ABOUT THE AUTHOR Nancy Kelly Allen is the author of Pelican s Daniel Boone Trailblazer As a former teacher and librarian, she enjoys being in an environment where she can conjure ideas for her next story Allen earned master s degrees in elementary education, from Morehead State University, and library science, from the University of Kentucky She resides in Hazard, Kentucky ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR In addition to teaching art and design, Gary Undercuffler has received numerous awards for his art, including three Illustration of the Month awards and three Illustration of the Year awards from Highlights magazine Undercuffler lives in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

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    About Nancy Kelly Allen Gary Undercuffler


    1. Nancy Kelly Allen s route to award winning writing has twists and turns than a winding mountain road She worked as a social worker and elementary school teacher When Nancy changed career paths once again and became a school librarian, the route led her straight to the world of picture books Nancy spent her days introducing books to children and her nights writing books for children Eventually, writing led her down the trail to publication Nancy has seven picture books, one chapter book, and is working on Writing children s books led her down another path writing books for adults Her first book for adults is told from the perspective of a child and spiced with humor.Nancy grew up in Kentucky where storytelling is a way of life Every evening after supper, her father entertained the family with humorous stories Each time he told a story, he embellished it a little Nancy s mother encouraged her young daughter to write stories, even before Nancy could read Nancy pecked away on the keyboard of an old Royal typewriter, writing nothing but jumbled letters and numbers Nancy proudly handed her work to her mother, who read it aloud as if Nancy had actually written a story The early influence of her mother s literary interpretations and her father s humorous storytelling set Nancy on the road to creating worlds through books Now that she s all grown up, Nancy considers her love of writing a gift of the spirit from her parents.Nancy has a master s degree in Education from Morehead State University and a master s in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky She lives in Kentucky in the log cabin in which she grew up Nancy shares her cabin with her husband Larry and a canine writer assistants, Jazi and Roxi.


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    1. Potential Problems: NonePersonal Response: It’s interesting to learn where the song came from, but I felt like the story was a little lacking compared to other picture books I’ve read.

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