Josias, Hold the Book

Josias, Hold the Book


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This Am\u00e9ricas Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature winner about a Haitian boy determined to make his garden grow is brought to life through luminous watercolor illustrations. Every morning Josias is hard at work in the family's garden under the hot Haitian sun. His riend Chrislove asks, "When will you join us and hold the book?" asks Chrislove. With his garden is failing, Josias has no time to learn how to read and write. There may not be enough food for his family. Soon, Josias realizes a book might hold the solution to his problem.

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ISBN-13: 9781590783184
Publisher: Highlights
Publication date: 03/01/2006
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren has been published in Ladybug and Highlights for Children. She sponsors children through the Baptist Haiti Mission. She lives in Albemarle County, Virginia, with her husband and young children.

Nicole Tadgell has illustrated a number of books, including Fatuma's New Cloth, winner of the Children's Africana Book Award. She works as a graphic artist for an advertising agency and lives in Spencer, Massachusetts, with her husband and two dogs.

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Josias, Hold the Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
adge73 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A lovely story about the importance of education to a child in Haiti who's trying to figure out how he can best help support his family. The story avoids sentimentality and achieves power through focusing on how one child solved a problem. The author¿s note at the end provides context.