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A letter for Leo

by Ruzzier, Sergio, 1966-

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 9 copies
Available (8)
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Brentwood Library Easy E Ruzzier
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Easy
Call Number  E Ruzzier
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Picture Books Je R
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  Je R
Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Picture Books J PIC RUZ
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
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Green Tree Public Library Children's Easy E LOV RUZ
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Collection  Children's Easy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea RUZZIER Sergio
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Collection  Children's Picture Books
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Northern Tier Regional Library Picture Book J PB RUZZI
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Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  J PB RUZZI
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC RUZZIER
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  J PIC RUZZIER
Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict Ruz
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  Juv Pict Ruz
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Western Allegheny Community Library Picture Book CHECKED OUT
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The illustrator of Eve Bunting's Tweak Tweak and Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? makes his Clarion debut as author/illustrator with a tender book about loneliness and friendship. Leo, a mailman, takes in a small bird, Cheep, who missed the autumn migration of his flock.When spring comes and Cheep moves on, Leo is sad to see him go, but he also has hope, and the letter he has been longing for finally arrives. Sergio Ruzzier's signature, slightly surreal animal characters and the setting, rendered in brilliant colors, make this simple, eloquent story a visual treat for the very young.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A sweet, understated story set amid a wonderfully odd landscape, Ruzzier's latest centers around Leo, a mailman who appears to be a tall, furry-tailed weasel. The book begins with Leo on the job, delivering all kinds of mail to friends and neighbors but deep down wishing someone would send him a letter. Using pen-and-ink and watercolors, Ruzzier presents Leo's town as a series of rolling hills, each one a different color, in sight of jagged mountains and a river that slices through the earth. Leo's neighbors are happy animals, like the fish who are delivered a box. Leo himself remains lonely until he finds a young bird separated from his flock. He takes care of Cheep and they become a little family. Their eventual separation is made bearable by the letter Cheep sends from his winter home. The sentiments on that written page (nothing but the word cheep) are less important than the affection behind them, which Ruzzier manages to capture in just a few words and charming pictures.--Nolan, Abby Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Leo, a ferretlike critter, makes everyone's day with his postal deliveries of "big boxes, small packets, envelopes of every size, catalogs, love letters, birthday cards." Leo will occasionally take a moment to stop for a chat or play bocce, but he's actually a solitary fellow who has never received a letter himself. Then one day Leo rescues a little bird who's become stuck in a mailbox, and everything changes for him-including his eventual understanding of why the mail means so much to his customers. Ruzzier (Bear and Bee Too Busy) has long had a taste-and gift-for the slightly surreal, but his watercolor-and-ink drawings in this outing are very much slice-of-life, with an old-fashioned sense of characterization and telling detail; readers will feel that they instantly know the "little old town" where Leo delivers letters and all of its inhabitants. This is a lovely story about connection and all that it implies, told with concision, reticence, and just the right balance of bitter and sweet. Ages 4-8. Agent: George Nicholson, Sterling Lord Literistic. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Letter carriers -- Fiction.
Weasels -- Fiction.
Birds -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Letters -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston :2014
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780544223608 (hardcover)
0544223608 (hardcover)
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