MIMMY AND SOPHIE by Miriam Cohen


Age Range: 4 - 8
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Four tender reminiscences feature Mimmy and her younger sister, Sophie, growing up in Depression-era Brooklyn. Trolleys, brownstones, storefronts, and front stoops provide the urban theater for heartfelt snippets of everyday mini-dramas: melted popsicles, a visit to Gramma and Grampa’s, sibling squabbles, and an afternoon outing to the Brooklyn Bridge. Storyboard panels in somber colors depict the old-fashioned stories with innocence and simplicity; the understated, wholesome adventures don’t rely on fast-paced action or antics, but small, rounded conclusions that have the veracity of real life. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 25th, 1999
ISBN: 0-374-34988-6
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 1999