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The sound of all things

by Uhlberg, Myron,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB UHLBERG Myron
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB UHLBERG Myron
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books j FICTION Uhlberg
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
Call Number  j FICTION Uhlberg
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea UHLBERG Myron
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea UHLBERG Myron
Oakmont Carnegie Library Easy Fiction E UH
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Easy Fiction
Call Number  E UH
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j UHL
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Easys
Call Number  E j UHL
Whitehall Public Library Picture Books PIC Uhlberg
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PIC Uhlberg
Experience the sights and sounds of 1930s Brooklyn and Coney Island through the eyes--and ears--of a hearing boy and his deaf parents.
A Brooklyn family takes an outing to Coney Island, where they enjoy the rides, the food, and the sights. The father longs to know how everything sounds. Though his son does his best to interpret their noisy surroundings through sign language, he struggles to convey the subtle differences between the "loud" of the ocean and the "loud" of a roller coaster. When the family drops in at the library after dinner, the boy makes a discovery. Perhaps the words he needs are within reach, after all.
Myron Uhlberg's story, based on his own childhood experiences, covers the almost unique topic within children's books of children raised by deaf parents. Ted Papoulas beautifully and sensitively portrays the family's day to bring the whole experience to life for readers.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "On a summer evening in 1930s Brooklyn, a young hearing boy enjoys a special evening with his profoundly deaf parents. They ride a Coney Island roller coaster, stroll the boardwalk, enjoy a meal at their favorite Chinese restaurant, stop at the library, and finally take in the fireworks near their home. Throughout, the boy is acutely aware of his role as sound interpreter for his parents. Uhlberg, who covered similar ground in his adult memoir Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love (2009), writes knowingly of the distinctly separate hearing and deaf worlds in which he grew up and his difficulties learning to describe the nuances of the noises all around him. Papoulas' gouache-and-acrylic paintings brim with period details, and the use of sepia tones helps to convey the historic setting. Two related picture books that feature deaf protagonists navigating the hearing world are The Printer (2003) and Dad, Jackie, and Me (2005), both by Uhlman.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Based on Uhlberg's childhood as the hearing son of two deaf parents, this picture book follows a family through a day in 1930s Coney Island. Opening as father and son plummet "down the shaking mountain" of a roller coaster, the story exudes familial tenderness as the boy and his parents stroll the boardwalk, gaze at the ocean, and eat at their favorite Chinese restaurant. Throughout the day, the boy's father asks him to describe the sounds he cannot hear-a ritual that annoys the boy occasionally, but that he grows to appreciate, especially after he discovers a book of poetry at the library, full of verbal imagery he can share with his father. Painted in lush acrylic and gouache, newcomer Papoulas's illustrations are a love letter to Coney Island at its heyday, the period clothing and gleaming buildings placing readers in the thick of the crowds. While the exchanges between father and son form the heart of the story, Uhlberg (A Storm Called Katrina) also describes, sensitively and powerfully, how the man uses all of his senses to better understand sound. Ages 6-10. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Deaf -- Juvenile fiction.
Sounds, Words for -- Juvenile fiction.
Parents -- Juvenile fiction.
Deaf -- Fiction.
Parents -- Fiction.
Sounds, Words for -- Fiction.
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Publisher Atlanta, GA :2016
Edition First edition.
Contributors Papoulas, Ted, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
ISBN 1561458333
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