A young African-American boy describes the wilderness adventures of his pioneering family in Kansas in the 1870s. ‘It is remarkable that a writer can convey an accurate sense of historical time and place while telling a warm, realistic (and factual) story to primary graders. Recommended for middle graders with reading difficulties as well as for younger children.’ —BL.
Notable Children's Books of 1978 (ALA)
A Reading Rainbow Selection
Notable 1978 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
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Barbara Brenner's curiosity about the world ranges far and wide. Her interests are reflected in the wide scope of her quality fiction and nonfiction. Some of her best-selling titles include Wagon Wheels and Voices: Poetry and Art from Around the World, which was an ALA Notable Book for Children and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. One Small Place in a Tree is a companion book to the striking One Small Place by the Sea. Barbara Brenner lives with her husband, artist Fred Brenner, in Hawley, Pennsylvania.
K-Gr 3–In 1878, the three Muldie brother—ages eleven, eight, and three—and their father travel from Kentucky to Nicodemus, Kansas. Living in a dugout like the other black pioneer families, they endure hunger and hardships before spring comes. Ed Muldie leaves the boys to take care of each other while he looks for a better homestead further west. They hunt, fish, and stay in the dugout until their father's letter arrives months later with a rough map. Following the Solomon River, they make the 150-mile journey. Their courage and resourcefulness keep them safe and bring them to their father. Based on actual events, Barbara Brenner's tale (Harper, 1978) is told by Johnny, the oldest boy. Steven Michael Harper gives all the characters distinctive voices. His slow, expressive reading gives weight to the simple sentences of the text and allows youngsters to follow along. Sound effects—prairie winds, water in the creek bed, the sound of horses, and banjo music—all make life on the Kansas prairie very real. Page-turn signals are optional. This exceptionally fine production raises a significant piece of historical fiction to a very high level.Mary Jean Smith, Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN
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Descrizione libro Harper & Row, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110060206683
Descrizione libro Harper & Row 1978-05-09, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1st. 0060206683 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Codice libro della libreria TM-0060206683