The Trek (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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A little girl and her friend must pass a water hole, desert, river, and trading post — all teeming with wild animals — on their imaginative trip to school. "Exudes light and warmth." — School Library Journal.

The city streets become a jungle, then a desert, as a child forges her way to school, observing and avoiding all the wild animals posing as trees, chimneys, fences, and even fruit.

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Overview

A little girl and her friend must pass a water hole, desert, river, and trading post — all teeming with wild animals — on their imaginative trip to school. "Exudes light and warmth." — School Library Journal.

The city streets become a jungle, then a desert, as a child forges her way to school, observing and avoiding all the wild animals posing as trees, chimneys, fences, and even fruit.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An ordinary walk to school is ripe with visual possibilities for children who are willing to look carefully at Jonas's route. Ages 3-up. (Apr.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3 An imaginative child's walk to school through a placid neighborhood, park and shopping area becomes, instead, a trek through a jungle inhabited by wild animals at every step. (Two charts at the end of the book identify hidden animals and give an added dimension, but they also cause the ``real world'' to encroach on the story's final moment a bit too abruptly.) Jonas' artful watercolor transformations of familiar objects create camouflage creatures everywhere, immediately engaging children in this game of discovery. ``My mother doesn't walk me to school anymore,'' the story begins, as Jonas presents, with clarity of form, a daughter kissing her mother goodbye at her front door. Immediately children will get the physical sense of standing on a threshold, adventure beckoning. Reality melds into dream as The Trek offers an alternative world, ripe with creative possibilities. Taking its colors from nature, The Trek exudes light and warmth. Each picture invites the eye to enter into a jungle world whose boundaries are defined and controlled by the little girl. Best about this book is that as Jonas changes stone chimneys into giraffes, garbage bags into rhinos, creeping ivy into creeping lizards, she inspires children to keep looking beyond her pages, showing what visual metamorphoses are possible to those with fresh, seeking eyes. Susan Powers, Berkeley Carroll St. School, Brooklyn
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833527486
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2009
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Jonas has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including Color Dance, Reflections, and Round Trip, which was an ALA Notable Book and a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book. She is a graduate of Cooper Union and has worked as a graphic designer for many years with her husband, Donald Crews. They live in upstate New York.

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