A Picnic in October

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Sep 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Tony thinks it's dumb to have a picnic in October every year. He thinks it's dumb to go all the way to Liberty Island for a birthday, too. It's too far. And it's too cold. And it's just plain embarrassing. But that's what he thinks before he helps the lady who can't speak English--and before he begins to understand what the Statue of Liberty means to Grandma.

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

I used this book with my fifth graders that have been reading Elvira Woodruff's Orphan of Ellis Island as a lighter approach to the Statue of Liberty. I've done books on the construction of the Statue ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aphrodite - Goodreads

This book is great when discussing Immigration with the students. My students actually went on the Ferry for a field trip and saw the Statue of Liberty and explored Ellis Island. This book allows them ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

EVE BUNTING first glimpsed the Statue of Liberty when she sailed into New York Harbor as an immigrant from Ireland. She is the author of many books, including the three titles in the Little Badger series and the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz. She lives in Southern California.

NANCY CARPENTER has illustrated numerous books for children, including Twinnies, also written by Eve Bunting. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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