A little black girl describes the pleasures of her family's cinderblock-propped country store in what is evidently the rural...

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WE KEEP A STORE

A little black girl describes the pleasures of her family's cinderblock-propped country store in what is evidently the rural South: a happy place where the whole family helps, where stories are traded with neighbors on winter nights and where children gather to play in summer--a thriving community center. The simple text is illustrated with attractive paintings that convey the warmth of the relationships among these busy, productive characters--paintings that are realistic save in omitting any hint of disorder: there's not even a stray pencil among Ward's spare details. A promising picture-book debut, for both author and illustrator.

Pub Date: Aug. 1, 1990

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Orchard/Watts

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15, 1990