In English, of Course by Josephine Nobisso
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In English, of Course
By Josephine Nobisso

In English, of Course

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In English, of Course by Josephine Nobisso

Book Description

Set 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 Details

ISBN: 9780940112087
ISBN-10: 0940112086
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 304mm x 9mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Gingerbread House
Publisher: Gingerbread House
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Francis Woke Up Early by Josephine Nobisso Francis Woke Up Early, Paperback (November 2011)

Focuses on Saint Francis of Assisi's early life - the patron saint of animals and the environment. This title tells the story of Saint Francis as a boy as he communes with nature and treats even the fiercest of animals - a hungry wolf - with the same compassion he would show his grandmother. It is suitable for ages 5 to 7 years.

Hot Cha Cha! by Josephine Nobisso Hot Cha Cha!, Hardback (September 2009)

Teaching children the fundamentals of storytelling, this picture book provides a working model for storytelling using straight rhymes, slant rhymes, and meter.

Take it to the Queen by Josephine Nobisso Take it to the Queen, Paperback (November 2008)

Reduced to desolation by a king and prince who feel they have been wronged, the residents of a once-favoured village must seek help from the queen, a native of their devastated town.

Numbers Dance by Josephine Nobisso Numbers Dance, Paperback (September 2005)

Suitable for ages 4-8, this title enables children to play with numbers and develop a better understanding of numeric values through a comic approach. It's rhymes provide the cadence of various dance styles, and the spare accompanying art lends energy to the numerals' challenge to accept each other as they are.

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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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