I'm Jose and I'm Okay: Three Stories from Bolivia

I'm Jose and I'm Okay: Three Stories from Bolivia

by Werner Holzwarth, Yatiyawi Studios Staff

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Jos , an 11-year-old orphan, works in an auto-repair shop with his uncle. The stories center on how he deals with conflict in his everyday world. In the first tale, he trips his uncle because the man disparaged him. In another, he locks his uncle and his uncle's friends in the garage because he is angry that they have been drinking beer all day while he worked. Jos 's actions eventually lead him to reflect momentarily on what is right and wrong. Paintings in various shades of grays, browns, and greens illustrate the text. Pronounced brush strokes and heavy black outlines lend a stylized quality to the scenes while some lines of dialogue are offset in enlarged gray strips, giving the book the look of a graphic novel. In creating this work, Holzwarth collaborated with a Bolivian organization "whose purpose is to encourage literacy through stories based on actual experiences." Although the intent is admirable, these grim vignettes will leave most readers wondering what they're to make of them.-Carolyn Stacey, Jefferson County Public Library, Golden, CO Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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Kane/Miller Book Publishers
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8.35(w) x 11.05(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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