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From the PublisherLewis and Papa:
by Barbara Joosse
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEW SERVICE
THE GRAND RAPIDS PRESS
FROM: SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
By Heide Piehler
In this moving picture book, a father and son journey across the Santa Fe Trail to make their fortune. The exciting story, strong father/son bond, positive portrayals of males as resilient and sensitive, and striking illustrations come together to create a memorable work. This is sure to find a wide and appreciative audience.
FROM: CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEW SERVICE
Ms. Joosse has done it again! With the beautiful backdrop of the Santa Fe Trail in the mid-1800's, Lewis and his father become close and loving without the "mushy stuff" so many boys avoid at all costs. Lewis grows from a boy to a young man on this exquisitely illustrated journey. The trials and the tribulations of the trail bring forth ideas that all boys must face before they can become men.
FROM: THE GRAND RAPIDS PRESS
By Gina Carlson
Best-selling author Barbara Joosse creates a sensitive and insightful story featuring the unique bond between father and son. Lewis and Papa is a thoughtfully created story in both text and art. The plot revolves around a boy's journey into manhood. The dangerous journey brings lasting change and growth because his father took the time and had the courage to share his heart with his son. Artist Jon Van Zyle adds tenderness and drama with his unforgettable illustrations.
FROM: KIRKUS REVIEWS
Richly textured paintings in the colors of the West fill the pages; Van Zyle uses tight close-ups of oxen and buffalo, panoramic views of stars and hills, and unusual angles (the circle of wagons is seen from above in one nighttime spread).