Pictures from Our Vacation

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HarperCollins, Apr 24, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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With their new cameras


a brother and sister


take pictures of their vacation.

But when they look at their photographs they see:

1. The back of Dad's head
2. Feet
3. A container of noodles

That's it?

Does 1 + 2 + 3 = summer vacation?

What about how it felt to swim in the lake? What about the stories their cousins told and the taste of a just-invented strawberry and whipped cream dessert?

For those memories—the memories of summer and the memories of family that mean the most—they need to look someplace else. Someplace deep inside. Someplace permanent.


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User Review  - cbower6 - LibraryThing

2. Pictures from our Vacation, is a Realistic Fiction picture book written and illustrated by Lynne Rae Perkins, and published in 2007 by Greenwillow Books. Despite this book being a recipient of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

My five-year-old son picked this book out from the library today. I know that I was supposed to like this book -- it did win a Newbery Medal -- but I just didn't. I wonder how well it would have fared ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross. She is also the author of the novel All Alone in the Universe, the award-winning companion to Criss Cross. An artist as well as a writer, Lynne Rae Perkins has published several acclaimed picture books, including The Broken Cat, Snow Music, Pictures from Our Vacation, and The Cardboard Piano. The author lives with her family in northern Michigan.

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