How I learned geography /
by Shulevitz, Uri.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, c2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780374334994 :; 0374334994.Title notes: $16.95 7-2008 (db)Subject(s): Refugees -- Fiction | Maps -- Fiction | Geography -- Fiction | Imagination -- Fiction | Shulevitz, Uri, 1935- -- Childhood and youth -- Fiction | Picture books for childrenOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description Summary: As he spends hours studying his father's world map, a young boy escapes the hunger and misery of refugee life. Based on the author's childhood in Kazakhstan, where he lived as a Polish refugee during World War II.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
<p>Having fled from war in their troubled homeland, a boy and his family are living in poverty in a strange country. Food is scarce, so when the boy's father brings home a map instead of bread for supper, at first the boy is furious. But when the map is hung on the wall, it floods their cheerless room with color. As the boy studies its every detail, he is transported to exotic places without ever leaving the room, and he eventually comes to realize that the map feeds him in a way that bread never could.</p> <p>The award-winning artist's most personal work to date is based on his childhood memories of World War II and features stunning illustrations that celebrate the power of imagination. An author's note includes a brief description of his family's experience, two of his early drawings, and the only surviving photograph of himself from that time.<br> How I Learned Geography is a 2009 Caldecott Honor Book and a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.</p>
$16.95 7-2008 (db)
As he spends hours studying his father's world map, a young boy escapes the hunger and misery of refugee life. Based on the author's childhood in Kazakhstan, where he lived as a Polish refugee during World War II.