THE GOODBYE WALK by Joanne Ryder

THE GOODBYE WALK

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Age Range: 5 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 At summer's end, a middle-sized child--shown in the illustrations as a girl, while the author addresses the reader in the second person--makes a last visit to favorite scenes at the seaside where she's spent the summer. Ryder's poetic text evokes the emotional response to leaving a place of beauty where there have been many wonderful things to discover and experience; Haeffele's vivid, dramatically lit paintings are a fortunate blend of impressionistic vistas and precise realistic detail. This will never take the place of McCloskey's Time of Wonder, but it makes a nice additional purchase. (Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-525-67405-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1993




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