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Homesick by Jean Fritz
Book DescriptionThe accolades speak for themselves: "Fritz draws the readers into scenes from her youth in the turbulent China of the mid-twenties. One comes to appreciate the generous affection of her nurse/companion Lin Nai-Nai, the isolating distance in her mother's grief over losing a second child, the dynamics of a suffering population venting its hostility on foreigners, and most of all, the loneliness of a child's exile from a homeland she has imagined constantly but never seen....A remarkable blend of truth and storytelling." --Booklist, starred review"An insightful memory's-eye-view of her childhood...Young Jean is a strong character, and many of her reactions to people and events are timeless and universal." --School Library Journal, starred review"Told with an abundance of humor--sometimes wry, sometimes mischievous and irreverent--the story is vibrant with atmosphere, personalities, and a palpable sense of place." --The Horn Book"Every now and then a book comes along that makes me want to send a valentine to its author. Homesick is such a book....Pungent and delicious." --Katherine Paterson, The Washington Post
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780698117822
(198mm x 128mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Putnam Publishing Group,U.S.
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Alexander Hamilton, Paperback / softback (January 2012)
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Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln, Paperback / softback (July 2005)
An easy-to-read story about Lincoln and the famous words he spoke at Gettysburg that will make young readers feel like they are actually at Gettysburg witnessing the speech that still lives in the hearts of all Americans. All Aboard Reading, Level 3 (Grades 2-3). Full color.
George Washington's Mother, Paperback / softback (July 2005)» View all books by Jean Fritz
"This lively biography . . . intorduces young readers to the mother of the Father of Our Country and, obluquely, shows Goerge Washington in a more human light. . . . An entertaining view of a lesser-known figure in American history".--Booklist.
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Author Biography - Jean Fritz
Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of "Homesick," is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers," "including "What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?," "And Then What Happened, Paul Revere"?, and "Shh! We're Writing the Constitution." She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association, and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children's literature.
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