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Overview

More Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby, Chris K. Soentpiet, Chris K. Soentpiet

Nine-year old Booker works with his father and brother at the saltworks but dreams of the day when he'll be able to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531094648
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/1995
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 125,927
Product dimensions: 8.38(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

Table of Contents

Booker says, "I want to learn to read."

Few people around him in Malden, West Virginia -- in their small settlement to which the family moves in the fall of 1865, or in the nearby saltworks where Booker, his brother, and their father toil from dark to dark -- few people are able to read. Who has had the chance to learn?

But Booker, age nine, finds the chance, and takes it.

Here, in eloquent words and dramatic, lantern-lit paintings, is a tribute to dreaming - and to the young life of Booker T. Washington.

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More Than Anything Else 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ClaudiaLuce More than 1 year ago
This delightful read aloud is an enchanting story of how George Washington Carver taught himself to read with the help of a few people in his community. One never to give up, he wanted to read "more than anything else" and pursued that dream with a passion! Beautiful pictures by Chris K. Soentpiet more than add to the story, they tell the story! This is a can't miss, especially for assistance in inspiring reluctant readers to pick up a book and hone their reading skills!