Six Haitian children awaken before dawn each morning to run barefoot to school, a journey that is complemented by the sounds of nature and the bright morning sun, in a rhythmic ABC story that captures the nation's hill and meadow regions.
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Reynold Ruffins has illustrated more than twenty books for children. Among his numerous awards is a Coretta Scott King Honor for "Running the Road to ABC". He lives with his wife on Long Island.From School Library Journal :
Grade 1-5?The joy of learning shines through in this lyrical, freewheeling tale of a group of Haitian children on their way to school. Leaving at dawn, these barefoot students race through the countryside and town to their school to learn to read and write another letter, sound, word, line, and page in the "great and beautiful books on the Road to ABC." The text flows along with the youngsters, evoking the sounds of the early morning and the shapes of the varied terrain over which they travel. Details of the town with its bread sellers and horse tamers provide another memorable backdrop to the children's passage. This rhythmic, richly descriptive account of a "day in the life" of these young Haitians takes readers into this activity as they follow along. With their vibrant Caribbean colors of turquoise, greens, pinks and oranges, the full- and double-page illustrations are perfectly attuned to the text. Ruffins's folk-art style, including the details of flora and fauna and folks, is a feast for the eyes. The slanting hills and varied perspectives create a sense of movement that keep readers' eyes following the contours of the landscape. An inspirational celebration of reading and the desire to learn.?Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA
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Description du livre Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1996. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0689805071
Description du livre Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1996. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0689805071
Description du livre Simon & Schuster Children's Pu, 1996. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110689805071