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A young girl leaves the house she loves, saddened by the memories she will leave behind, but in arriving at her new home, her worries are soon eased as she gets settled and begins to create new memories in her new environment.
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Michael Cadnum is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for adults and young adults, including the contemporary novels Rundown, Heat, and Edge (all Viking) and the historical novel In a Dark Wood (Orchard/Puffin). Michael Cadnum lives in Albany, California.
copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
Lou Fancher lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Steve Johnson lives in Minneapolis, MN.
Kindergarten-Grade 3. The anxiety and excitement of a move are captured in this rather solemn yet ultimately hopeful picture book. A young boy describes some typical events?the moving men carting away all the family's possessions, moments of reflection as the family pulls away from what was once a home, a whispered "goodbye." then, putting up a familiar picture, meeting new neighbors, imagining the fish tank no longer empty. The oil paintings, like the spare text, show snippets of life?the sun unhindered by blinds or drapes creating patterns on an empty floor and wall, the boy as he takes a last look at his old home through the rear window of the departing car, the moving van as it rides along ahead of the family. The collage effect and the deeply saturated colors greatly enhance the impact of the story. The beginning pages are painted in mostly shadows, reflecting the mood of the characters, while the first colorful pages appear as the boy and his family view their new neighborhood. The story shows moving day as it is for most families?bittersweet, even sad?with glimpses of what life will be like in the new house. A powerful mood piece that accurately expresses a range of emotions.?Carrie A. Guarria, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, NY
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Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0670848840
Book Description Viking Books for Young Readers, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110670848840