Nathan of yesteryear and Michael of today / by Brian J. Heinz ; illustrated by Joanne Friar.

by Heinz, Brian J., 1946-

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Non Fiction J 303.4 HEINZ
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 303.4 HEINZ
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 303.4 H36
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 303.4 H36
Michael is Nathan's great, great grandson. Michael's family has lived in the same town, and in the same house, for several generations. This book takes a look at what day-to-day life was like for Nathan as a boy in the 1800s and what it is like for Michael today. the reader will see the changes in the house, the town, and even in th environment. the comparisons cover advances in power, construction, light, transportation, communication, education, entertainment, and home life.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In intricately detailed watercolor and pencil art and descriptive prose, this picture book for older children raises thought-provoking questions about change and progress as it contrasts the daily lives of a modern boy, Michael, and his great-great grandfather, Nathan, who lived in the 1880s. Each illustration and accompanying text highlights a topic, first in the past, then in the present. For example, Nathan looks out at a serene schooner-filled harbor; Michael views the waterfront bustling with cruise ships. Nathan's family hosts a gathering with friends and family singing at the piano; Michael's family is pictured in the same, differently decorated room, watching TV and playing video games. Colorful art captures the times--the past somewhat nostalgically, the present incorporating familiar scenes and scenarios that focus on young people's lives. But similarities are evident, too--family, pets, school--all of which will inspire discussion on how technology has changed our lives as individuals and as members of families and communities. --Shelle Rosenfeld Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Social change -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Technology -- Social aspects -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Technological innovations -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Minneapolis :Millbrook Press,2007
Contributors Friar, Joanne H.
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
ISBN 9780761328933 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
0761328939 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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