The Leaving Morning

The Leaving Morning

by Angela Johnson, David Soman
     
 

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On the leaving morning, a child watches for the moving men, has a cup of cocoa in the deli across the street, and leaves lip marks on the window of the apartment before departing for the new home. See more details below

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On the leaving morning, a child watches for the moving men, has a cup of cocoa in the deli across the street, and leaves lip marks on the window of the apartment before departing for the new home.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A boy tells of the last few days before his family moves to a new home in a story that "may well provide reassurance for parents and children facing a relocation," according to PW. Ages 4-7. (Mar.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-- The time has come for an African-American family to move from their city apartment into a new home. Johnson invokes the feelings of children as she tells in their language a simple story of the ambivalence of leaving familiar surroundings. Illustrations capture the mood of the text in depicting all the joy, sorrow, anxiety, and hurry of a moving day. Johnson conveys all this with the same tenderness as found in her Tell Me a Story, Mama (1989), Do Like Kyla (1990) , and When I Am Old with You (1990, all Orchard). It's a book that's sure to reassure children in the same situation. --Barbara Osborne Williams, Queens Borough Public Library, Jamaica, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531070727
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
AD820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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