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Sarah's Surprise

Sarah's Surprise

by Sally Hobart Alexander, Jill Kastner (Illustrator)

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- While searching a rocky beach for mussels for a seafood dinner, Sarah's mother twists her ankle and cannot return to the spot where Sarah's father is to meet them with the car. Sarah, a seven-year-old who is working against her aversion to such nature walks, sets out to retrace their path. She finds her way across the rocks, through the woods, in the driving rain, to meet her father and arrange for her mother's rescue. While the full-color landscape pictures of the seashore and sky are full of movement, color, and grandeur, the figures of the people are awkward, sometimes with unclear expressions. The story itself is reminiscent of a family incident that is passed down with warmth among family members but that has less significance to those outside the small circle of original participants. The cover promises an experience like a Robert McCloskey Maine book, but the inside story and pictures are far less poignant or meaningful. --Ruth K. MacDonald, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN

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Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
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Edition description:
1st American ed
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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