Lily and the Paper Man

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Walking with her mother on the way home from school one day, Lily runs straight into a gruff and untidy-looking man selling papers on the street. Frightened, Lily insists on taking the bus home every day for fear she will run into him again. But when the weather turns cold, Lily starts to see the Paper Man differently; she sees his bare toes through the holes in his boots and his thin shirt through the holes in his coat. As she lies in her warm bed at night, she wonders about the Paper Man and how he stays warm. ...
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Overview

Walking with her mother on the way home from school one day, Lily runs straight into a gruff and untidy-looking man selling papers on the street. Frightened, Lily insists on taking the bus home every day for fear she will run into him again. But when the weather turns cold, Lily starts to see the Paper Man differently; she sees his bare toes through the holes in his boots and his thin shirt through the holes in his coat. As she lies in her warm bed at night, she wonders about the Paper Man and how he stays warm. Lily comes up with an idea and overcomes her fear.
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Editorial Reviews

Canadian Children's Book News
"In her debut picture book, Lily and the Paper Man, Rebecca Upjohn does a remarkable job of realistically portraying an important social issue through the eyes of a child Ö The emotion and candor captured by this story are beautifully brought to life in RennÈ Benoitís soft yet bright watercolors."
Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
One day, Lily and her mother run into a gruff-looking man who is selling papers in the street. At first, Lily is afraid of this man and does everything she can to avoid seeing him. But as the snow falls and winter begins, Lily begins to worry about The Paper Man. She notices the holes in his boots and coat, and worries that he is cold. So Lily decides to gather clothes and old items that she is no longer using at home to give to The Paper Man so he will be warm. She spends all her savings on a new pair of gloves and a scarf. Finally, Lily cannot wait to give her present to this man; she begs her parents to wake up early one morning so they can make a delivery. In this delightful story, parents and children will enjoy reading about a little girl who learns to appreciate what she has and to share her good fortune with someone who has much less. The wonderful illustrations enhance a story that deals with a difficult topic in a sensitive way. Reviewer: Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897187197
  • Publisher: Second Story Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 568,113
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Upjohn has worked herding sheep, photographing buildings, selling books, releasing trees and producing a short film. She and her husband live with their two teenage sons and a dog in Toronto. Rebecca's first book, Lily and the Paper Man (Second Story Press), was published in 2007. Visit www.rebeccaupjohn.com for more information.
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