Madlenka

Peter Sís; Illustrated by the author

Frances Foster Books

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A trip around a city block is like a trip around the world!

Peeking out through a die-cut window on the jacket, Madlenka invites the reader to enter her world. And what a world it is! On the surface, it looks like an ordinary city block, but as we meet Madlenka's neighbors -- the French baker, the Indian news vendor, the Italian ice-cream man, the Latin American grocer, a retired opera singer from Germany, an African American school friend, and the Asian shopkeeper -- and look through die-cut windows to the images and memories they have carried from old country to new, we can see that Madlenka's block is as richly varied as its inhabitants. And why is Madlenka going around the block, jumping for joy? Her tooth is loose, and she wants everyone to know!
 
Madlenka is a 2000 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year.

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"'In the universe, on a planet, one a continent, in a country, in a city, on a block, in a house, in a window, in the rain, a little girl named Madlenka finds out her tooth wiggles. She has to tell everyone' . . . visually stunning spreads rendered in Sis' signatures drawings of detailed fantasy." -Boxed, Booklist

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Peter Sís; Illustrated by the author

Peter Sis was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and studied painting and filmmaking at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and at the Royal College of Art in London. His many books include two Caldecott Honor winners: Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei and Tibet Through the Red Box. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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Madlenka
Peter Sís; Illustrated by the author

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New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books of the Year, Booklinks Lasting Connection, Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

Hardcover

Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Frances Foster Books
October 2000
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374399696
ISBN10: 0374399697
Picture Book
10 x 10 inches, 48 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: AD110LL
AR Quiz Number: 43333
AR Points: 0.5

$17.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
October 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312659127
ISBN10: 0312659121
Picture Book
10 x 10 inches, 48 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: AD110LL

$7.99

Kindle Format 8

Kindle Format 8
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Frances Foster Books
July 2014
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466857681
ISBN10: 1466857684
eBook Picture Book - Amazon48 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$5.70
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