Laundry Day

Laundry Day

by Maurie J. Manning

Hardcover(Library Edition)

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In a picture book that blends realism and fantasy, a shoeshine boy is surprised when a
piece of red silk falls from the sky. Trying to find its owner, he ventures up and down
fire escapes, back and forth across clotheslines, and into the company of the colorfully
diverse people who live in the tenement. Lively pages laid out in multiple panels, with
a few words of text in dialogue balloons, capture the exhilarating action, and foreignlanguage
phrases are translated on the endpapers. There is a cheerful side to a neighborhood
packed with people of different origins—the opportunity to make friends
across race lines, culture lines, and clotheslines!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547241968
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 04/17/2012
Edition description: Library Edition
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Maurie J. Manning's inspiration for this book is her own large family, which emigrated from various countries via Ellis Island in the early 1900s. The illustrator of numerous children's books, she lives in Berkeley, California. Visit her website at

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