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The journey

by Stewart, Sarah, 1939-

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 11 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB STEWART Sarah
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Summary
A new heroine to win readers' hearts, joining the ranks of Lydia Grace Finch and Elizabeth Brown
"Sunday"
"Dear Diary"
"The luckiest girl on this good earth is writing to you tonight -- my birthday -- made perfect a few minutes ago by the present of a lace handkerchief. Mother had even hidden a tiny cake in her suitcase I've never been higher than Aunt Clara's porch, or farther than Yooder's General Store, but this week my dream is coming true. I'm finally in a big city And more, I've escaped the farm and chores After spending the morning quietly in our room, Mother, her friend Maggie, and I went to the top of one of the tallest buildings in the world. How can I ever thank Aunt Clara for giving me her place on this trip? Well, I'm sure to find a gift for her by the end of the week. But for now, perhaps I'll dream of Aunt Clara and home."
"Until tomorrow, "
"my silent friend, "
"good night."
"Hannah"
Beginning in the dark hours of morning, an Amish girl, along with two adult companions, sets off for the big city for the first time. The reader receives nightly reports through young Hannah's diary, in which, with tireless awe, she relates the significant events of the day. Each experience is decidedly new to Hannah -- a trip to the top of a skyscraper, a visit to the aquarium -- yet in each she finds some universal element that reminds her of home. Though she loves the city, a trip to the art museum on the final day of her visit clinches Hannah's longing for family and familiarity; fortunately, the bus is ready to take her back to the place she loves most.
Sarah Stewart's text has the authentic ring of a smart girl's private thoughts, and David Small's pictures are magnificent.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2^-4. This picture book for older children begins on the book jacket as an Amish girl, Hannah, begins her birthday journey to Chicago by bidding good-bye to Aunt Clara and boarding a buggy that takes her, her mother, and her mother's friend Maggie to the bus station. Hannah's diary entries highlight each day's activities in the city, which are compared to everyday experiences on the farm. On Sunday, Hannah admires Chicago from a skyscraper's observation tower; a turn of the page reveals the panorama she's accustomed to seeing from Aunt Clara's porch. As Hannah likens the colorful clothing of city dwellers to the patterns and colors in an Amish quilt, Small shows a bridge crowded with pedestrians, followed by a double spread picturing Amish women seated around a table stitching. The robust colors of the city are countered by the subdued tones of the familiar Amish life Hannah recalls at each day's end. Children will enjoy glimpsing Hannah's routines through her reveries and sharing the excitement of her trip to Chicago in this vivid, respectful, and artfully presented contrast in cultures. --Ellen Mandel"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "An Amish girl visits the big city for the first time and recounts the day's activities, comparing them to life back home. In a starred review, PW said, "Readers will feel as though they have made a fast friend in this likable young heroine." Ages 5-up. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Amish -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Farrar Straus Giroux,2001
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Small, David, 1945-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
ISBN 0374339058
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