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John Archambault

John Archambault has collaborated on several successful picture books, including The Ghost-Eye Tree, Barn Dance!, and Knots on a Counting Rope. With Bill Martin Jr. he wrote Listen to the Rain and The Magic Pumpkin.

John Archambault

Here Are My Hands

Here Are My Hands

Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault; Illustrated by Ted Rand
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Ideally suited to the board-book format, Here Are My Hands invites very young children to respond spontaneously and creatively as they learn the parts of the body. The rhyming text and bold...

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Knots on a Counting Rope

Knots on a Counting Rope

Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault; Illustrated by Ted Rand
Square Fish
Square Fish

In this poignant story, the counting rope is a metaphor for the passage of time and for a boy's emerging confidence in facing his blindness.

"A rich tale of intergenerational love and respect.... It is a moving collaborative effort that reverberates long after the book is closed." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Up and Down on the Merry-Go-Round

Up and Down on the Merry-Go-Round

Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault; Illustrated by Ted Rand
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

In this "rollicking celebration of everyone's favorite ride” (Kirkus Reviews), Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault, and Ted Rand capture the fun of the carousel in this beloved children's...

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Listen to the Rain

Listen to the Rain

Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault; Illustrated by James Endicott
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault evoke the beauty and the mystery, and the sounds and the silences-- of rain.

Listen to the rain,
the whisper of the rain,
the...

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The Ghost-Eye Tree

The Ghost-Eye Tree

Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault; llustrated by Ted Rand
Square Fish
Square Fish

One dark and windy autumn night when the sun has long gone down, a young boy and his older sister are sent to the end of town to get a bucket of milk. As they walk down the lonely road, bathed in...

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Barn Dance!

Barn Dance!

Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault; Illustrated by Ted Rand
Square Fish
Square Fish

In an old farmhouse, bathed in the light of a full moon, a young boy creeps to his bedroom window and looks outside. Was that a voice he just heard, or the hooting of an owl? There it is again:

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