FollettBound Sewn Lee & Low Books, 1993
Price: USD 15.96
Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Dewey: -E-; Int Lvl: K-3; Rd Lvl: 3.9
AR 4.1 LG .5 17703EN; RC 4.8 2; LEX 660L; F&P O


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Tired of moving around so much, Amelia, the daughter of migrant farm workers, dreams of a stable home.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Lee & Low Books
  • Publication Date: September 1, 1993
  • Format: FollettBound Sewn
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Dewey: -E-
  • Classifications: Fiction, Easy
  • Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Tracings: Sanchez, Enrique O., 1942- illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-329-60484-8 (originally 1-880000-27-X)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-329-60484-4 (originally 978-1-880000-27-4)
  • LCCN: 92-059982
  • Follett Number: 30325X7
  • Catalog Number: 188000027X
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 3.9
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.1
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 17703EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.8
  • Reading Counts Points: 2
  • Lexile: 660L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: O

Reviews & Awards
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  • Publishers Weekly
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Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (Vol. 90, No. 2 (September 15, 1993))
Ages 4-8. Amelia Luisa Martinez hates roads. The roads she knows as the child of migrant farmworkers lead to sunstruck fields and grim, gray shanties. She cries every time her father takes out the map. This picture book doesn't have the poetic intensity of Sherley Anne Williams' Working Cotton (1992), which focuses on one child's long day of work in the fields with her family. Altman's story is somewhat contrived, more convincing as metaphor than fact: Amelia finds a road of her own and a big old tree that she can remember as a place to come back to. What will stay with kids is the physical sense of what it's like to work and move all the time. Sanchez's full-paged acrylic illustrations show one small child's experience against the harsh background of field labor and temporary camps. The yearning in the story is palpable: the dream of what many long for and others take for granted--a settled home, white and tidy, with a fine old shade tree growing in the yard. Security.

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