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The Summer My Father Was Ten
The Summer My Father Was Ten
The Summer My Father Was Ten
Item#: 8995462280
Regular price: $13.21
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Product Description
Korean Title: Yeoldusal-eui Yeoreum
Author: Pat Brisson, Andrea Shine
Translator: Insook Lee
Publisher: Dongsansa
34 pages.

Important! Please read before you order!
>>>This book is written in Korean.

About This Book

Kindergarten-Grade 2. Every spring a girl and her father plant their garden. This shared time is, in turn, the catalyst for the man to recount once again the summer he was 10, a story readers hear through the words of his daughter. He had a neighbor who carefully tended his garden through the day and listened to opera music in the evening. A game of baseball that her father and his friends were playing turned into an afternoon of destruction when the ball landed in the garden and led to the boys throwing every tomato, onion, and pepper that they could get their hands on. The neighbor could only ask, "Why?" The child's father said he was remorseful and volunteered to help the old man the next summer, leading to a long friendship and his own love of gardening. Full-page watercolors depict a quaint seaside village while jeans and sneakers worn by the daughter set the story in the present day. Unfortunately, the faces are not well illustrated and the aftermath of the ruin of the garden seems a bit too impressionistically genteel. Teachers looking for a supplemental title on facing the consequences of one's behavior may find this useful, but it's unlikely to get requests for repeated readings.
-- Susan Pine, New York Public Library

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