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Gloria Jean Pinkney, Jerry Pinkney. Puffin Books, $6.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-14-056547-8

This semiautobiographical story follows an African-American girl from ""up North"" as she visits her relatives in North Carolina; PW's starred review singled out the author's fine characterizations and pacing, and said the illustrations were ""some of Jerry Pinkney's finest work."" Ages 3-8. (June)