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Title:
Through moon and stars and night skies
Author:
Turner, Ann Warren.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
[New York] : Harper & Row, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
31 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
A boy who came from far away to be adopted by a couple in this country remembers how unfamiliar and frightening some of the things were in his new home, before he accepted the love to be found there.
General Note:
"A Charlotte Zolotow book."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
250 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.1 0.5 7296.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 2 Quiz: 16056 Guided reading level: P.
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ISBN:
9780060261894

9780060261900
Format :
Book

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A boy who came from far away to be adopted by a couple in this country remembers how unfamiliar and frightening some of the things were in his new home, before he accepted the love to be found there.


Author Notes

Ann Warren Turner was born in December 1945. She is an American poet and children's author. Her poetry works include Tickle a Pickle, Street Talk, Mississippi Mud, and Learning to Swim: a Memoir. Her picture books include Dakota Dugout, When Mr. Jefferson Came to Philadelphia: What I Learned of Freedom, Pumpkin Cat, and Sitting Bull Remembers. her novels include: A Hunter Comes Home, Rosemary's Witch, and Hard Hit. She has also won first prize in 1967 from The Atlantic Monthly college creative writing contest and first prize in 1991 from the National Council for the Social Studies for Through the Stars ansd Night Skies.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

``Let me tell the story this time, Momma,'' says a small Oriental boy. ``Once I was a picture you held in your hand,'' he begins, and tells how he ``flew through night and moon and stars'' to his new home. Though frightened, the plucky boy clutches a photograph of his new parents like a talisman throughout the long flight. Finally ``the earth rushed up below. / The plane bounced,'' and the boy sees his new parents holding out their arms. With patience and love, they introduce him to the things he has seen only in pictures--their house, the teddy-bear quilt, the red dog. This touching story is filled with a quiet charm, thanks to newcomer Hale's gentle watercolors and Turner's ( Dakota Dugout ) lyrical, thoughtful text. Ages 4-8. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-- A simple story narrated by a young Southeast Asian boy about his adoption by an American couple (``Let me tell the story this time, Momma. Let me tell how I came to you.'') He tells of receiving photographs of his new parents, a white house, and a red dog. He carries them on the long and frightening journey by plane to his new family. At the airport, his new parents hold out their arms to him and take him home. That night, tucked into his quilt with his teddy bear, he sleeps and dreams ``of moon and stars and night skies and coming to a room where your arms were always held out to me.'' This touching, memorable tale is illustrated in warm watercolor-and-ink pictures that gently contrast the narrator's Asian home with his new life in America. It will serve as a meaningful introduction to adoption as well as a starting point for a discussion on cultural transitions. --Pearl Herscovitch, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.