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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
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Tags:diverity, graphic novel, journey

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Laundry Day by Maurie J. Manning



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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 |
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 |
In a bustling city, a young shoeshine boy seeks the owner of a red scarf which has fall on him from somewhere above. Climbing fire escapes and clotheslines, he goes further up,up the apartment building as neighbor after neighbor make suggestions as to who owns the scarf. A multinational cast of characters populate the building. A sweet and simple tale. ( )
  geraldinefm | Jan 14, 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 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:40:30 -0400)

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

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