Rose for Abby

Rose for Abby

by Donna Guthrie, Dennis Hockerman
     
 

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Abby, whose father preaches in a large urban church, sees a homeless old woman searching the trash cans nearby and is inspired to do something for the neighborhood's many street people.  See more details below

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Abby, whose father preaches in a large urban church, sees a homeless old woman searching the trash cans nearby and is inspired to do something for the neighborhood's many street people.

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-4 In unsentimental language, dwelling little on the details of street life, Guthrie presents a primary-school heroine with conscience and drive. Abby watches from her window after school and sees a ragged old lady digging in the trash cans in their multi-ethnic, multi-racial neighborhood. Thinking for the first time about hunger and homelessness, she enlists the help of her minister father, the local grocer, the owner of a restaurant supply store, and some retired neighbors to prepare a free meal for the local street people. Guthrie introduces the concept of homelessness without passing judgment, making this an enjoyable story as well as a social statement. Hockerman portrays Abby and her father (no mother is mentioned or appears) as a warm and loving family in full-color, bordered full-page, realistic drawings. The street people are honestly drawn as wellweary, bedraggled, and lined. Although A Rose for Abby opens doors for thought and discussion, it wisely attempts no solution. A provocative, effective contemporary tale that will be welcomed by newly independent readers and their parents and educators. Carolyn Noah, Worcester Public Library, Mass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780687060801
Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.03(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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