SUNDAY WEEK by Dinah Johnson


Age Range: 6 - 9
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Johnson (All Around Town, 1998) sketches out the activities for the six days leading up to Sunday. Monday is reserved for the blues, Tuesday for double Dutch workouts, Wednesday for choir practice, Thursday for reading with Miss Augusta (“books filled with magic words. We can taste them and hear them and fashion them--speak words written and said long ago to make today and tomorrow our own”), Friday--“Finally Friday,”—with its fish and hush puppies, and workday Saturday. Then comes Sunday at the Lovely Hill Baptist Church, and displays of fashion, toe-tapping music, gathering, and feasting. The spirituality in these pages is caring and inclusive, so no one is a stranger here; Geter’s pastels are studied and a little self-conscious, but as warm as the biscuits served at Sunday dinner. (Picture book. 6-9)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-8050-4911-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1999