***Things Will Never Be the Same
by Tomie dePaola
June 17, 2003.
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 2003. 71 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (JB DEP).
Here’s another wonderful 26 Fairmount Avenue
Tomie dePaola continues to tell about his childhood, telling the story
perfectly in the voice of a second-grader.
I accidentally listed the last book, What a Year,
Children’s Fiction, because these are such nice beginning chapter books,
I start to forget that they are true stories. These books aren’t biographies
that you’d read to write a report, but good stories in their own right, and
all the more interesting because they are true.
This book covers 1941, and the title refers to the attack on Pearl
Harbor. I’m not sure if I like it as a title, since that even doesn’t
happen until the last chapter. The rest of the book is filled with
the simple excitements in a small boy’s life: sledding, dancing,
drawing, being with his family and going to school. This whole series
is made up of delightful and interesting books, perfect for kids ready for
chapter books. Look for them in the biography section.
Reviews of other books by Tomie dePaola:
What a Year
Pascual and the Kitchen Angels
Let the Whole Earth Sing Praise
Fight the Night
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.
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