In English, of Course
In English, of Course by Josephine Nobisso
Book DescriptionSet in the Bronx during the 1950s, when postwar immigrant children were placed in their first American classrooms, this delightful story tells of the riotous linguistic misunderstandings of Josephine's first day of school. The daughter of savvy Italian engineers, Josephine has lived in the city long enough to have learned a few words in English, but is overcome when her teacher makes her stand up in front of the class and tell about her life in Italy--in English, of course. The result is a charming tale of adventures and multicultural miscommunications as Josephine attempts to make herself understood. Children will come to understand that sometimes people underestimate the talent and dignity of newcomers to the United States and will embark on a poignant journey as Josephine tells her incredible story the best way she knows how and attempts to understand her English-speaking teacher and classmates.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780940112070
(228mm x 304mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Gingerbread House
Publisher: Gingerbread House
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Josephine Nobisso
Josephine Nobisso is the author of 17 children's and adult books including Grandpa Loved' and Grandma's Scrapbook'. She lives in Quogue, New York.
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