Welcome Comfort

Welcome Comfort

by Patricia Polacco


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698119659
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Series: Picture Puffin Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 194,049
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: AD520L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Studying in the United States and Australia, Patricia Polacco has earned an MFA and a PhD in art history, specializing in Russian and Greek painting, and iconographic history. She is a museum consultant on the restoration of icons. As a participant in many citizen-exchange programs for writers and illustrators, Ms. Polacco has traveled extensively in Russia as well as other former Soviet republics. She continues to support programs that encourage Russo-American friendships and understanding. She is also deeply involved in inner-city projects in the United States that promote the peaceful resolution of conflict and encourage art and literacy programs. The mother of a grown son and a daughter, she currently resides in Michigan, where she has a glorious old farm that was built during the time of Lincoln.

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Welcome Comfort 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
juliehrbacek on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is a beautifully illustrated and well-written book that tells the story of a boy who is in foster care and who has never fit in at school. A kind janitor at his school befriends him and he and his wife welcome the boy into their home and for the first time in his life, he feels like a part of a family. Until then, he had never had a happy Christmas and he did not believe in Santa. After an adventure that he can hardly believe, he shares his first happy Christams with his friends. As he becomes an adult, he follows in the footsteps of his friend, taking over all of his friend's duties, including a very special job.I can remember times when I have doubted the existence of Santa Claus, but my parents always told me that if you believe, he will come, but the moment you stop believing, the magic will disappear. In the book, the evidence that Santa exists is a little gold star pin with a sprig of holly. After reading the book in class, the group could make pins using gold metallic scrapbook paper, ribbon, and artificial holly. For older students, the class could discuss and write about what it could feel like to be made fun of and ways to help another child who is being teased.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book for all ages. Welcome Comfort is a book everyone should read. It shows that no matter your size you're special. It teaches you to believe in the unseen, and to open your hearts to anyone in need. The book is heartwarming from start to finish, and it starts all over again at the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is great. It is fun, funny and sad. You should read this book. I think that if you read it you will like it a lot. The characters in this book are Mr. Hamp, a boy named Welcome, teachers and other kids. Kids are being mean and making fun of Welcome, so Mr.Hamp helps him. He says that if they keep on making fun of him to come in his room. If I were you I would buy this book and read it to your kids. Your kids will love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was very special, as are all of Patricia Polacco's books. I read the book to my class and they were on the edge of their seats. We were all touched by the warmth and caring that is protrayed by the Hamp family. It made us all want to 'welcome' someone into our homes.