eBook - 2014-07-15
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A trip around a city block is like a trip around the world!Peeking out through a die-cut window on the jacket, Madlenka invites the reader to enter her world. And what a world it is! On the surface, it looks like an ordinary city block, but as we meet Madlenka's neighbors the French baker, the Indian news vendor, the Italian ice-cream man, the Latin American grocer, a retired opera singer from Germany, an African American school friend, and the Asian shopkeeper and look through die-cut windows to the images and memories they have carried from old country to new, we can see that Madlenka's block is as richly varied as its inhabitants. And why is Madlenka going around the block, jumping for joy? Her tooth is loose, and she wants everyone to know! Madlenka is a 2000 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year.
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR),, 2014-07-15.
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive
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Dec 01, 2018

Peter Sis' story about losing a tooth is a timeless tale. What makes it relevant today is how he weaves through cultures and diversity by simply having his main character, Madlenka, walk around her New York City block. A great lap read or story time pick that highlights how the world really is at your fingertips when you live in the City!


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