Praise for Ernestine’s Milky Way

Marla Frazee

two-time Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator

“It seems like the recipe for Ernestine’s Milky Way is to fill a mason jar with the words of Kerry Madden-Lunsford and the pictures of Emily Sutton, add a spoonful of Barbara Cooney, William Steig, and Virginia Lee Burton, then shake it up into this fresh concoction of classic storytelling and energetic art. This book reads like butter.”

Jane Yolen

author of Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight, and A Bear Sat On My Porch Today.

“Ernestine is five and a big girl. Or so she she says. But is she brave enough to go up the mountain and deliver two mason jars full of new milk to their needy neighbors? This delicious period story with its warmly inviting  illustrations has some surprises along the way. But they get us right into the heart of the story. And what a good heart it is!”


“…Ernestine is a sheer delight in this nostalgic, warm memory of a special time and a remote place.”

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“The homespun tale gracefully highlights themes of living off the land, helping neighbors, and conquering fear—and the delights of dairy in Mason jars.”

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Publishers Weekly