On his sister's wedding day, Leon wakes to find himself an errand boy: Grandma gives him a silk rose to take upstairs to his...

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CARRY GO BRING COME

On his sister's wedding day, Leon wakes to find himself an errand boy: Grandma gives him a silk rose to take upstairs to his mother; but before he can deliver it, the bride asks him to take her veil down to Grandma, who hands him a pair of shoes for his other sister. No one notices that Leon is becoming more and more laden--the rose in his teeth, veil on his head, gloves on his hands--until he finally yells, ""Help!"" Then everyone gathers to laugh, but still not to pay attention to poor Leon, who goes back to bed until it's really time for him to dress. Northway depicts this busy, happy black family in a breezy, realistic style, with humor and affection. An engaging vignette.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1989

ISBN: 1416967257

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Four Winds/Macmillan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1989