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Laundry Day by Maurie J. Manning

Laundry Day (edition 2012)

by Maurie J. Manning

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Title:Laundry Day
Authors:Maurie J. Manning
Info:Clarion Books (2012), Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:diverity, graphic novel, journey

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Laundry Day by Maurie J. Manning



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A picture book with a graphic novel feel. . . Great for read aloud- short, but the illustrations are so wonderful! Check out the author's website:
http://www.mauriejmanning.com ( )
  saillergirl | Jan 18, 2016 |
48 months - beautifully illustrated with comic book like elements. Not really our kind of read aloud but we can appreciate the artistry. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
Completely charmed by this fanciful exploration of a neighborhood that goes up and down instead of around the block. Lovely to pair with Madlenka and Say Hello! ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
The adventurous lengths a young boy goes to to return a found strip of red cloth in a New York City tenement neighborhood full of immigrants. Who knew cats like matzoh ball soup? ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
A simple picture book, with a simple lesson of kindness, but the images are a nice image of what life might have been like in the twenties or thirties, during the influx of immigration and merging of people into crowded cities. Now everything is bright and clean and the community was a mix of different peoples, but it was a neat representation. I think it could be used to teach students a little about helping others and being kind. It also could be used to teach about times during immigration. I loved the fact that the scarf was so bright red, and it was so different from the background. I would want to make sure my students' noticed that too. ( )
  dlow | Feb 28, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0547241968, Hardcover)

In a picture book that blends realism and fantasy, a shoeshine boy is surprised when a
piece of red silk falls from the sky. Trying to find its owner, he ventures up and down
fire escapes, back and forth across clotheslines, and into the company of the colorfully
diverse people who live in the tenement. Lively pages laid out in multiple panels, with
a few words of text in dialogue balloons, capture the exhilarating action, and foreignlanguage
phrases are translated on the endpapers. There is a cheerful side to a neighborhood
packed with people of different origins—the opportunity to make friends
across race lines, culture lines, and clotheslines!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:17 -0400)

A boy travels throughout his lively neighborhood, searching for the owner of a red cloth he has found.

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