BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT by Karen Ackerman

BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT

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Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Rachel introduces her family--Mom, Nana, and younger brother Josh--and describes life with a mother who works a ``graveyard shift,'' detailing her workday at a factory and the concurrent events at home from dinner and bedtime to ``the dawn's early light''--a special time the children sometimes share with Mom by getting up at 4 a.m. when she gets home. The straightforward prose comes alive in Stock's depiction of a family of color (possibly Hispanic) living with their cat in a modest but comfortable home. Her watercolors glow with love and warmth; the text makes it clear that the children wish their mother worked daytime hours like other parents. A useful, realistic portrayal. Also available in Spanish (ISBN: 0-689-31917-7). (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-689-31788-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Atheneum
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1994




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