Bus Route to Boston

Bus Route to Boston

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
     
 

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Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction

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Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Here is a retelling of the author's actual childhood bus trips to Boston from the point of view of a young girl. One Saturday the girl, her little sister, and their mom went to Filene's Basement for the big sale. After shopping for bargains, they all went to Bailey's for ice cream sundaes. Another Saturday they went to the Haymarket to buy fruits and vegetables, then to Alberto's Butcher Shop, and finally to the bakery, where they got warm pizza, which they ate right away, and four cannoli to go. On the bus trip back, they ate three cannoli and gave one to Bill, their favorite bus driver, as they always did. This could be why he was so good-natured and would give them free rides down their block and let them beep the horn. The multi-patterned and extremely colorful acrylic pictures detail Boston's streets and interiors, as well as the street where the family lives--the very bus route to Boston. The simple pleasures of these childhood memories are particularized in the fat lady trying on a too small dress, mom squeezing the tomatoes even though Vinnie gets mad, or the girls scooping out the cream from the cannoli. 2000, Boyds Mills Press, Ages 5 to 9, $15.95. Reviewer: Carol Raker Collins

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590787472
Publisher:
Highlights Press
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
687,999
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
AD680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Maryann Cocca-Leffler is the illustrator of the acclaimed Wanda's Roses by Pat Brisson and Clams All Year, which she wrote. She lives in New Hampshire.

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