THE OLD, OLD MAN AND THE VERY LITTLE BOY by Kristine L. Franklin

THE OLD, OLD MAN AND THE VERY LITTLE BOY

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Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 The cycle of generations in an African village: A little boy who enjoys a toothless old man's stories asks, ``Were you ever a little boy?'' and is incredulous when he's told that ``Inside this old, old man...lives a very little boy.'' Time passes, and he lives to give his own grandson the same answer to the same question, and hear him respond with the same laughter. The story's universality is reinforced by its sparing use of detail-- a technique echoed in Shaffer's powerful illustrations, presenting her sensitively portrayed characters against simple backdrops of warm earth, pale sky, and an occasional hut. Fine debuts for both author and artist. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1992
ISBN: 0-689-31735-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Atheneum
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1992




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