Laundry Day by Maurie J. Manning
  

Synopsis

Laundry Day by Maurie J. Manning

In a picture book that blends realism and fantasy, a shoeshine boy is surprised when a piece of red silk falls from the sky. Trying to find its owner, he ventures up and down fire escapes, back and forth across clotheslines, and into the company of the colourfully diverse people who live in the tenement. Lively pages laid out in multiple panels, with a few words of text in dialogue balloons, capture the exhilarating action, and foreign language phrases are translated on the endpapers. There is a cheerful side to a neighbourhood packed with people of different origins - the opportunity to make friends across race lines, culture lines, and clotheslines!

Reviews

Everything teems with movement and life--completely beguiling. -- Kirkus, starred review There's much to discover in the varied, well-paced frames of this graphic picture book. -- Horn Book

The hustle-and-bustle setting provides another visual treat, matched by the warm exuberance of the boy's neighborly adventure. -- Booklist

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages
Interest Age: 4 and up

Author

Maurie J. Manning
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Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Publication date

20th April 2012

ISBN

9780547241968


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