A Picnic in October

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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A great example of a personal narrative (for those teaching it at the elementary or middle school level), this book shows a child's subtle attitude change when he for the first time seems to ... Read full review

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This book would be good to use when talking about immigration to America. I think students will like this book because it gives them a new perspective on an icon most students have known about their whole lives. Read full review

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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-winningSmoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz. She lives in Southern California.

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

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