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I Like Where I Am

Harper, Jessica

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ISBN 10: 0399234799 / ISBN 13: 9780399234798
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 2004
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Ex-Library.Library markings on ffep and front title page. Evidence of sticker removal on back pastedown, otherwise clean. Slight wrinkle to bottom edges of some pages. DJ in fine condition, no tears or marks, covered with Brodart. Binding tight. Bookseller Inventory # 014237

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Title: I Like Where I Am

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: G. Brian Karas

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


This boy has trouble.  The movers are here and they're loading the truck without a care for his feelings.

’Cause I like my room and I like my school, And we live real close to a swimming pool, And my best friend lives around the block. Why move to a place called Little Rock Anyway?  

Any child who has ever had to move will relate to the feelings of loss and also rejoice in the boy's newfound pleasures when he gets to his new neighborhood.


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PreSchool-Grade 2--In a rhythmic and rhyming text, a six-year-old expresses his feelings about his family's impending relocation. He likes his neighborhood, his school, and his friends, and has doubts about living in a place called Little Rock. As the movers carry out boxes, he feels powerless to stop them: "And I think (but I'm too scared to say),/Oh, why don't you just go away!/Take your truck and take your Trouble and/Move somebody else!" Finally, his mother senses his unhappiness and takes him on her lap and rocks and sings to him amid all of the chaos. He sheds his tears and is comforted but is still apprehensive. After the move takes place, he discovers that he likes his new environs, but will always keep fond memories of his old home. Harper presents an honest, comforting depiction of what can often be a traumatic event. The text clearly captures a child's view of a world in which the adults are in charge and the youngster feels lost in the shuffle. Karas's realistic and playful illustrations in colored pencil, gouache, and acrylic add depth to the story. The endpapers show cartons with labels such as "magic tricks," "spy stuff," and "comic books." A good choice to initiate a family discussion about moving.--Linda Staskus, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH
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