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Where Does Joe Go?

Tracey Campbell Pearson; Pictures by the author

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

A Christmas story for all year round!

Joe's Snack Bar is a favorite summer spot where happy customers from all over town come to buy ice cream cones and french fries. But every time autumn rolls around, Joe shuts down shop and disappears until the next summer. The townspeople all have their own theories about where he goes: "He's gone to the moon," cries tiny June. "He's on a safari," says Charlie McFarley. "In Okefenokee!" screams Mrs. Bodokey. They're all wrong, of course. Joe's actually in charge at the North Pole three quarters of the year, but only Joe and the reader will ever know. Food-and-fun-filled illustrations show how each person imagines what Joe could be up to.

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Praise for Where Does Joe Go?

"Fresh and funny." --Starred, Publishers Weekly

"Old Joe with his round belly and snow white beard is a familiar sight at his summer snack shack selling ice cream and other treats. But in the fall, Joe boards up the shack and leaves. Where does he go? That's what everyone wonders . . . It is the way the comings and goings of the town folk and their invented musing about Joe play against each other that makes the book work so well. As always Pearson's line-and-watercolor artwork is chock-full of things to see." -- Starred, Booklist

"This book touches on skills increasingly incorporated in preschool and primary-grade curriculums - prediction and extrapolation - and it's fun." --School Library Journal

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Tracey Campbell Pearson; Pictures by the author

  • Tracey Campbell Pearson is the author and illustrator of several books for children. She lives in Jericho Center, Vermont.
  • Tracey Campbell Pearson
    Tracey Campbell Pearson
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Available Formats and Book Details

Where Does Joe Go?

Tracey Campbell Pearson; Pictures by the author

  • Trade Paperback

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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