Evan's Corner

Evan's Corner

by Elizabeth Starr Hill, Sandra Speidel

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Softly modulated drawings match the warmth in this urban story about a city boy who longs for a place of his own. Ages 3-8. (Jan.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2 --Evan is the kind of boy who takes pleasure in his special possessions, who likes to be lonely from time to time, who enjoys peace and quiet. Such activities are not easy in his large family's overcrowded apartment--until Evan chooses and painstakingly decorates a corner, creating a place of his own. Hill's story is as true and telling as when it was first published (Holt, 1967; o.p.). It features a sensitive, thoughtful child who, with the support and encouragement of his loving family, learns that happiness and fulfillment are best when shared. In contrast to the original illustrations that feature predominantly blue and gray watercolor washes, Speidel has chosen pastels as her medium. Her drawings of interiors and exteriors alike are infused with light and warmth, giving the book an entirely new look. She depicts Evan as being slightly older than he appears to be in the original. There is a vivacity, an electricity to her drawings; even while sitting still, Evan's thoughts shine through his expressive face and poses. The unmistakable sparkle in boys' eyes as they set to work on brother Adam's corner is a joy to behold. A book to be shared.-- Luann Toth, School Library Journal

Product Details

Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
Picture Puffin Series
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.06(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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