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Mr. George Baker
Author: Jon J. Muth

ISBN: 9780763633080
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 12 June 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6 x 0.6
With subtlety and tenderness, Amy Hest tells the tale of an elderly man and a young boy linked by the common pursuit of learning to read.

George Baker and Harry don't seem like the likeliest of friends. Yet, sitting side by side on George's porch, waiting for the school bus to come, the two have plenty in common, this hundred year old musician with the crookedy fingers going tappidy on his knees and the young schoolboy whose shoelaces always need tying. They're both learning to read, which is hard - but what's easy is the warm friendship they share. In an inspired paring, a best-selling author and illustrator pay tribute to the power of language and intergenerational bonds.

About the Author

Amy Hest is the author of many outstanding books for children, including the Baby Duck books, illustrated by Jill Barton. She also wrote "You can do it, Sam", "Don't you feel well Sam", and "Kiss Good Night", all illustrated by Anita Jeram. Two of her books, "When Jessie Came across the Sea", illustrated by P. J. Lynch, and "Kiss Good Night", were awarded the...

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