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What You Know First

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780064434928
Author(s): Patricia MacLachlan
Format: Paperback
Year: 1998
Publisher: HarperCollins
Dimensions: 230 x 229 x 6 (w x l x h)
Pages: 32
Pages: 4-8
Series: Trophy Picture Books (Paperback)

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'A child comes to terms with the fact that she and her family are leaving the prairie. . . . As she talks herself into acceptance, her Mama helps her let go, commenting that the baby will need someone to tell him where he came from. So the girl gathers mementoes—a bag of earth and a piece of cottonwood tree. . . .A novel hides in these few pages. As with Sarah, Plain and Tall, the subext vibrates. So much is told in each perfectly chosen phrase. The story is deep and specific, but the pain and denial of a child leaving a known and loved place is all too universal. Moser's finely-wrought engravings, enhanced by moody tints, record the departure.'—SLJ.


1995 "Pick of the Lists" (ABA)

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