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Hard to Be Six

Adoff, Arnold

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ISBN 10: 0688095798 / ISBN 13: 9780688095796
Published by Lothrop Lee & Shepard, 1991
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0688095798 Signed by Arnold Adoff on title page. Dust jacket shows some very mild edgewear, is otherwise clean and shiny. Decorative boards underneath are clean and bright. Spine is solid and firm. Interior text block is straight and firm, and free of markings. First Edition. Illustrator: Hanna, Cheryl. Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size: 4to - over 9 3/4 in - 12 in Tall. Year: 1991. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-071160

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Title: Hard to Be Six

Publisher: Lothrop Lee & Shepard

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A six-year-old boy who wants to grow up fast learns a lesson about patience from his grandmother

From School Library Journal:

Kindergarten-Grade 2-- Being six is hard, especially when your sister is ten. It means pinning the donkey's tail on its foot, not being allowed to drink milk right on the floor, and going to bed early. Still, being six has its compensations, as the winsome protagonist of this stream-of-consciousness narrative realizes. He can mix mudpies, play imaginary train games, and eat just as big a hamburger as anybody. Besides, as his grandmother tells him, it's hard to be any age, and the best approach is to "take time slow, and make life count, and pass love on." Hanna's full-page portraits of this biracial family are lovingly detailed, but her cool palette lends a rather drab feel to the backgrounds. Inspired by a comment made by the author's son, the book captures a common childhood concern. The manner is wordy, but the emotions ring true. --Anna DeWind, Milwaukee Public Library
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