Illustrated in full color. Another masterpiece by the great American writer Truman Capote is brought to an audience of all ages. Buddy and his closest friend, his eccentric, elderly cousin, Miss Sook - the memorable characters from Capote's A Christmas Memory--love preparing their old country house for Thanksgiving. But there's trouble in the air. Odd Henderson, a scrawny, freckled, red-headed bully makes Buddy the target of his relentless torment. But Miss Sook only counsels patience and understanding, "He can't help acting ugly; he doesn't know any different," she says. Filled with emotions that are universal to both young readers and adults, this poignant story brings to life what we all should cherish and be thankful for--the gifts of friendship and love. Enchanting illustrations by Beth Peck make The Thanksgiving Visitor a perfect companion for the holiday bookshelf.
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Gr. 5^-7. Anyone who can bring young people Capote's exquisite autobiographical story is to be thanked. From the first line ("Talk about mean! Odd Henderson was the meanest human creature in my experience" ), readers will be held by Buddy's fear and hatred of the ragged bully who picks on him and calls him "sissy." Peck's paintings capture Buddy's misery and also his playful, loving bond with his eccentric, aging spinster cousin in the family house in rural Alabama in 1932. Buddy and Miss Sook become friends in their "separate loneliness" ; she is there to comfort him from a nightmare or join him in a pillow fight; they are "giggly and giddy and stupid together." So he is absolutely furious when Miss Sook invites Odd Henderson for Thanksgiving dinner. Then, with family and friends gathered round the big dinner table, Buddy gets his chance for revenge on the bully at last. Several pictures show that dinner scene, the relatives in shock, napkins in "suspended immobilized hands," as Buddy, Miss Sook, and Odd Henderson reveal astonishing betrayal and hurt and friendship. A great read-aloud for the holiday or for any time. Hazel RochmanFrom School Library Journal:
Grade 1-6-Those familiar with Capote's A Christmas Memory (Knopf, 1989) need no introduction to Buddy and his elderly cousin, Miss Sook. When Miss Sook convinces him to invite Odd Henderson, his classmate and tormentor, to Thanksgiving dinner, the holiday takes a wrong turn that eventually gives Buddy a new understanding of some of the complexities and ambiguities of life. This story is meant to be read aloud, and Capote's elegant and precise Southern voice is very much in evidence. His wonderfully vivid figures of speech (a tub of chrysanthemums is "...heavier than forty fat pirates") and his formal tone will appeal to youngsters who are ready for a more sophisticated experience. Peck's paintings enhance the overall mood and create a sense of time and place. Her depictions of people are especially good; using only the sketchiest details she conveys character and gesture with authenticity. Pair this with A Christmas Memory and offer both books to families looking to add something special to their holidays.
Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL
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Descrizione libro Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0679838988
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