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Over the shop

by Lawson, JonArno,

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 14 copies
Available (12)
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Brentwood Library Easy E Lawson
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Law
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj FICTION Lawson
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Lawson
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Dormont Public Library Social SOCIAL LAWS
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Fiction E FIC LAW
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E LAWSON
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Northern Tier Regional Library Picture Book J PB LAWSO
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC LAWSON
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Easy Fiction E LAW
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK LAWSON
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South Park Library Picture Books FAMILY PIC LAW
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Green Tree Public Library Children's Easy CHECKED OUT
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books CHECKED OUT
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Summary
In a beautifully detailed wordless picture book, a tumbledown building becomes home sweet home for a found family.

A lonely little girl and her grandparent need to fill the run-down apartment in their building. But taking over the quarters above their store will mean major renovations for the new occupants, and none of the potential renters can envision the possibilities of the space--until one special couple shows up. With their ingenuity, the little girl's big heart, and heaps of hard work, the desperate fixer-upper begins to change in lovely and surprising ways. In this bustling wordless picture book, JonArno Lawson's touching story and Qin Leng's gentle illustrations capture all angles of the building's transformation, as well as the evolving perspectives of the girl and her grandparent. A warm and subtly nuanced tale, Over the Shop throws open the doors to what it means to accept people for who they are and to fill your home with love and joy.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: ""Lowell General Store" reads the sign on a dilapidated little storefront building where a child lives with her grandparent, who runs the shop. A small "For Rent" sign in the window brings in a stream of people to view the apartment upstairs, but no one wants to take on the project of making it habitable. When a mixed-race couple expresses interest, the shopkeeper seems reluctant, but the girl intercedes, and the friendly young people move in. They work hard, transforming their apartment into a clean, airy space. Next, they renovate the storefront, befriend the next-door neighbor, and welcome the girl and her grandparent into their cheerful circle. In the end, the repainted sign says it all: "Lowell and Friends General Store." The art in this wordless picture book reveals its basic story quickly, but it rewards viewers who go back and spend more time with the detailed, evocative ink-and-watercolor illustrations, noticing new details and fitting them together to complete a more intricate narrative. A beautiful picture book in which a child reaches out and helps create her own supportive community."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A child helps create community in this wordless tale by Lawson (Over the Rooftops, Under the Moon). She lives with a grumpy, wild-haired grandparent, the proprietor of a run-down corner store with a dingy second-floor apartment that puts prospective renters off--ink and wash panels by Leng (When I Found Grandma) show grotty tiles, a cupboard door sitting askew, and a lone bare light bulb hanging from the ceiling. After a string of rejections, an interracial couple appears (Pride flags, included throughout, cue them as queer, and the book's dedication suggests trans representation). The grandparent balks, but the child, drawn to the duo, persuades the grandparent to let them the flat. The couple moves in, cleans and paints, plants window boxes, and, with the girl as coconspirator, draws the grandparent, a neighbor, and even a local cat into their lives with generous hospitality. With a sure line and growing touches of color and adornment as the couple brightens their space, Leng captures the snowball effect of the girl's and the couple's efforts. It's a story about warmth, hospitality, and the way human beings can learn to change at any age. Though it's resolved with compassion, the grandparent's initial reluctance may call for some context setting. Ages 3--7. (Jan.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Grandparent and child -- Juvenile fiction.
Apartments -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Apartment dwellers -- Juvenile fiction.
Imagination -- Juvenile fiction.
Individual differences -- Juvenile fiction.
Interracial couples -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Communities -- Juvenile fiction.
Sexual minorities -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandparent and child -- Fiction.
Apartments -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Dwellings -- Fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.
Individual differences -- Fiction.
Interracial couples -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Communities -- Fiction.
Sexual minorities -- Fiction.
Stories without words.
Wordless picture books.
Publisher Somerville, Massachusetts :2021
Edition First edition.
Contributors Leng, Qin, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781536201475
1536201472
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