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Annie Ham, Family Member, Colon Cancer
My Peaceable Kingdom
Annie T. Ham is eight years old and is in the third grade. In February 2010, Annie's mom died after a short fight with colon cancer. It's been a tough year for their family, but when Annie draws, she is happy.
This painting was an assignment from Annie's art teacher to create a kingdom where all people and animals would get along. In Annie's Peaceable Kingdom, she and her friends float down a calm river on a sail boat. Their smiles are big because in this kingdom, there is no sadness. In this kingdom, everyone gets along - the tigers and the lamb, the monkeys and the snakes. This is a happy place, a peaceful escape.
Check out more about Annie and her family (including two sisters, their dad, and their “really cool” uncle) at http://therealfullhouse.wordpress.com.
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