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WHY DID WE HAVE TO MOVE HERE? by Sally J.K. Davies

WHY DID WE HAVE TO MOVE HERE?

by Sally J.K. Davies, illustrated by Sally J.K. Davies

Age Range: 3 - 6

Pub Date: Nov. 8th, 1997
ISBN: 1-57505-046-3
Publisher: Carolrhoda

 Davies adds nothing to the literature of displacement: William has just relocated to a new neighborhood and he's agitated--he must share a room with his brother, he can't find his belongings, his new school is an alien nation. He is lonely without anyone to talk to, and his accent--considered strange by his new classmates--isn't much of an ice-breaker. It's even more wrenching that William is not particularly shy, but that his new classmates won't give him a chance. Mother Nature sends an assist: When the other kids get booted off the local pond, William knows of an alternative. It's a book that makes the solution to the trauma of moving one of divine intervention rather than children's own resources--no wonder so many of them rue moving day. (Picture book. 3-6)