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Goodbye, Walter Malinski

Goodbye, Walter Malinski

Helen Recorvits; pictures by Lloyd Bloom

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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"Wanda, an observant and perceptive fifth grader, gives readers a first-hand account of the effects of powerlessness and grinding poverty on everyday life and family."- School Library Journal.

"Recorvits makes a poised and confident debut with this bittersweet Depression-era tale of a Polish immigrant family ... Bloom's softly shaded black-and-white line illustrations, sometimes brooding, sometimes hopeful, punctuate each chapter and contribute to the emotional impact of the tale." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Goodbye, Walter Malinski

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Fireside Chat
We were sitting around the radio, listening to President Roosevelt's Fireside Chat. The President was talking about something called the CCC. The Civilian...

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Helen Recorvits; pictures by Lloyd Bloom

Helen Recorvits is the author of Goodbye, Walter Malinski. She lives with her husband in Gloucester, Rhode Island, has two grown up sons and is a second grade teacher.

Some of illustrator Lloyd Bloom's works include Yonder (Tony Johnston), The Green Book (Jill Paton Walsh), and the Newbery Honor Book Like Jake and Me (Mavis Jukes).

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Helen Recorvits

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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