Illus. in full color. "A sensitive story about a boy who, with the help of a deaf freind, conquers his fear of a neighbor's dog that bit him years earlier. In the process, he saves a kitten and befriends an elderly, recently widowed man. Carpenter's pictures give vivid life to Hesse's gripping story, set in a 1940s neighborhood. Children will beg to tell their own stories after hearing this one."(starred) School Library Journal.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.27(w) x 10.29(h) x 0.36(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Best known for her book written in verse Out of the Dust, which won a Newbery Medal in 1997, Karen Hesse is an acclaimed author of children’s literature. Out of the Dust is a heartrending story about a girl trying to cope during the Dust Bowl. Many of her most notable books are steeped in history, including Witness, Stowaway, and Letters from Rifka.