When Africa Was Home

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Bt Bound, 1994 - 32 pages
4 Reviews
The small white child in this picture book feels alien when his family returns to America. He can't wait to go back to the warm African village where he ran free with his friends under a wide sky. . . . The joyful text and Cooper's boldly drawn, glowing oil-wash pictures evoke the intensely physical experience of a small child . . .--Booklist, starred review. Full color.

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User Review  - stephanie.west - LibraryThing

Summary: An American boy is being raised in Africa while his family is there for a work opportunity and he loves it. There's a ton of freedoms, no shoes, no busy streets and his best friend, when his ... Read full review

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User Review  - epalaz - LibraryThing

This is a good story to share about moving away from home and missing your life, as well as your friends. The illustrations are oil washed on board and the text are in kennerly. They both give a warm feeling to the story. I would share this story when discussing the continents. Read full review

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