THE LEAVING MORNING by Angela Johnson

THE LEAVING MORNING

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Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

 As in Tell Me a Story, Mama (1989) and other books this team has created, the importance of family gets thematic pride of place here. Preparing to move from an urban apartment, a black family spends more time saying good-bye to friends, neighbors, and relatives (``We said good-bye to the cousins all day long'') than packing. In Soman's large, golden-brown watercolors, readers can follow the play of emotions in the faces of parents and children as they hug, kiss, shake hands, or just speak quietly to one another, until the narrator and his father, pregnant mother, and older sister sit smiling together in a room the movers have emptied, then wave one last good-bye from the street. A gently reassuring view of a common, and often traumatic, experience. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-531-05992-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Orchard
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1992




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