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Belonging by Jeannie Baker
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Belonging (original 2004; edition 2008)

by Jeannie Baker (Author)

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Member:TheoClarke
Title:Belonging
Authors:Jeannie Baker (Author)
Info:London : Walker, 2008.
Collections:LT connections, Read but unowned, Favorites, Favourite imagery
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Belonging shows the urban renewal of a city neighborhood through the window of a young girl. Each picture depicts progress both in Tracy's age (conveyed by her belongings around the windowframe or the family scene in the backyard) and the growth of the plants, and community.

The folk art-style illustrations of this picture book are rich and detailed. Belonging would instigate a great discussion about inferring meaning from illustrations. Because of the close attention needed for each picture, this would be better for individual reading than groups. Recommended for all elementary age groups. ( )
  megmcg624 | Dec 22, 2009 |
Does the land belong to us or do we belong to it? Bringing plants, native plants back to urban landscapes and bringing communities back together. ( )
  slovepb | Jan 24, 2007 |
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As in the author's previous picture book, Window, this book is observed through the window of a house in a typical urban neighbourhood, each picture shows time passing. This is Window in reverse, with the land being reclaimed from built-up concrete to a gradual greening.… (more)

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