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Hawley Public Library E F (Text) 33500010999381 Main Available -
Mahnomen Public Library E F (Text) 33500010999373 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0763646016
  • ISBN: 9780763646011
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013.

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Summary, etc.: Follow a girl's perusal of her great-grandfather's collection of matchboxes and small curios that document his poignant immigration journey from Italy to a new country.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 April #1
    *Starred Review* Small-scale objects tell a large-scale, European-coming-to-America story in this beautiful offering from two celebrated children's book creators. When a young girl meets her great grandfather, she asks him about his old collection of little matchboxes, and he explains that at her age he could not read and write. To remember his experiences, he kept symbolic things in matchboxes, starting with an olive pit that his mother gave him to suck on when he was hungry while growing up in Italy. Also in the boxes are reminders of his journey across the ocean in steerage, bones from the cannery where his family worked in the U.S., a tooth he lost when bullies threw rocks at him, a ticket for his first baseball game, and other things he kept to show his progress as he learned to read and rose to become a successful adult. The moving conversation is illustrated with Ibatoulline's finely detailed acrylic-and-gouache images, which appear first in sepia tones and then with glowing red accents. Along with Fleischman's lyrical, spare words, the body language depicted in the artwork captures the drama of the immigrant story, from heartbreaking partings and hard struggle to, finally, success. An excellent title for sharing and discussion, this will resonate with the many kids who will recognize how small, ordinary things can become treasures. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Paul Fleischman won the Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. He is the author of numerous picture books, including The Animal Hedge, also illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline, and The Dunderheads and The Dunderheads Behind Bars, both illustrated by David Roberts. Paul Fleischman lives in Maine.

Bagram Ibatoulline has illustrated many acclaimed books for children, including The Animal Hedge by Paul Fleischman; On the Blue Comet by Rosemary Wells; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and Great Joy, both by Kate DiCamillo; The Serpent Came to Gloucester by M. T. Anderson; and Hana in the Time of the Tulips by Deborah Noyes. He lives in Pennsylvania.

Subject: Immigrants Juvenile fiction
Great-grandfathers Juvenile fiction
Collectors and collecting Juvenile fiction
Matchboxes Juvenile fiction
Emigration and immigration Juvenile fiction
Immigrants Fiction
Great-grandfathers Fiction
Collectors and collecting Fiction
Matchboxes Fiction
Emigration and immigration Fiction
Search Results Showing Item 8 of 13 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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