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Laura Charlotte

Galbraith, Kathryn O.

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ISBN 10: 0606054197 / ISBN 13: 9780606054195
Published by Demco Media, 1993
Used Condition: Good
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1997 Edition. LIBRARY BINDING. A good ex-library hardcover with some usual markings blacked out. Pages are clean, save the occasional small crease. Cover is lightly smudged and shallowly scratched. Corners and edges are bumped and rubbed. No dust jacket. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000198953

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Title: Laura Charlotte

Publisher: Demco Media

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Turtleback

Book Condition:Good

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Synopsis:

A mother describes her love for a toy elephant she was given as a child, a gift she has now passed on to her daughter

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Kindergarten-Grade 2-- A warm, family-history story, temperamentally akin to Ehrlich's Zeek Silver Moon (Dial, 1972) or Jarrell's exquisite The Knee-Baby (Farrar, 1973). Laura, still awake in bed, asks her mother to tell her again the story of Charlotte, the stuffed elephant who links Mama's childhood with her own. Mama complies with pleasure, reliving her early life with Charlotte and her quiet joy in passing on a gift of love to her daughter. Laura knows just how the story goes, and prompts her mother with the telling, from Charlotte's first arrival as a birthday gift, through Mama's nighttime rescue of her lost elephant, to Laura's own welcome arrival and Charlotte's new place in her life. The story's simple declarations and sure details draw readers into an authentic shared familiarity. Cooper's pictures are endearing, filling the pages with photographlike re-creations of Mama's past and of the story's present. The twilight colors, rendered with high graininess, perfectly suit the moods of bedtime and of reminiscence. The conversations and the time shifts, while smoothly integrated, make this most comfortable for one-on-one sharing, but with the right reader, it would work well for story times, too. --Karen Litton, London Public Libraries, Ontario, Canada
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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