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Children's Literature - Karen Williams
Jamie Ramos is reluctantly moving from the warm and generous Dominican Republic to the colder, foreboding New York City. But before Jaime leaves, his uncle gives him a shell. In addition to moving, Jaime must learn a new language, adjust to a different climate, and adapt to a new life style. With the magic shell Jaime can recall precious memories of his former home. In time, these memories fade to make room for his new life. Any child who has moved and left friends and family behind will understand Jaime's emotions and experiences, which are depicted through charcoal illustrations. This title would make a fine gift for a youngster planning or who has recently moved. It also makes a fine contribution to the world of multicultural literature.
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Gr 3-5-Jaime and his family move from the Dominican Republic when his father's new job takes them to New York City. As a going-away present, his great-uncle gives him a conch shell and tells the boy that listening to it will help him remember his village and friends. Jaime is unaccustomed to cold weather and heavy winter clothes, and he does not speak English. He thinks he will never make friends in his new home, and he often listens to the shell to remind him of Montana Verde. After he starts school, he makes some friends; by summer, he is so content that he is reluctant to return to the Dominican Republic for a visit. During his stay, he talks to his great-uncle about the shell and realizes that the magic was really within himself. Jaime is convincingly caught between two cultures but supported by believable friends and family in both locations. This upbeat story flows well with a good mixture of imagination and reality. None of the realism is overly harsh, though-no political oppression or poverty. However, the boy's loneliness and fear of a new situation ring true as legitimate childhood concerns.-Marilyn Long Graham, Lee County Library System, Fort Myers, FL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780590471107
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1995
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.57 (w) x 7.91 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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