The Coffee Can Kid

The Coffee Can Kid

by Jan M. Czech, Maurie J. Manning
     
 

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With the help of her father, a young girl reconnects to her past in this heartwarming story of international adoption.

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With the help of her father, a young girl reconnects to her past in this heartwarming story of international adoption.

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Another in a growing collection of books on overseas adoptions, this one takes a slightly different angle than most, concentrating on a child's brief history before leaving Korea. A small and winsome six-year-old knocks down a coffee can from the hall closet while trying to reach it, and with it in hand asks her dad to revisit the familiar story of how she came to live with her adoptive parents. The container holds two precious items: a baby picture of Dong Hee (Annie) and a letter to her from her birth mother. The text is reassuring and well written. The illustrations, on a light-yellow background, portray this early history with grace, blending the Asian scenes with the beginning and closing scenes of life in the U.S. The whole is an engaging production for adoptive parents to use with their young international children, and would be a fine addition to library shelves.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878688210
Publisher:
Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile:
AD470L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 18 Years

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