Ten days and nine nights : an adoption story /

by Heo, Yumi.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 27 cm.ISBN: 9780375847189; 0375847189; 9780375947155 (lib. bdg.).Subject(s): Adoption -- Juvenile fiction | Sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Korean Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Family life -- FictionSummary: A young girl eagerly awaits the arrival of her newly-adopted sister from Korea, while her whole family prepares.
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How many days until a little girl's adopted sibling is brought home?<br> <br> Follow a little girl as she and her family prepare for the new baby that will soon be joining them. And simultaneously, watch the girl's mother fly off to Korea, meet the new baby, and bring her home. Here is an utterly simple, sweet, and child-centric look at the adoption process through the eyes of a soon-to-be older sibling. From cutting a red paper heart and taping it above the new baby's crib to telling her best friend about the adoption, the young narrator counts down every day and night with growing anticipation, marking them with a big X on her calendar. Unlike other adoption books which are aimed only at the adoptive child, Ten Days and Nine Nights is also perfect for older children who are about to become big sisters and brothers.

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A young girl eagerly awaits the arrival of her newly-adopted sister from Korea, while her whole family prepares.


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Horn Book Review

(Preschool, Primary) In this simply told story, a little Korean American girl eagerly anticipates the adoption of her baby sister from Korea. Details are basic: Mommy leaves on an airplane, and the big-sister-to-be helps Daddy, Grandpa, and Grandma prepare for the new family member (that a baby is coming isn't explicitly stated until the end). The girl's emotions about the adoption are uncomplicated; the tone of her first-person narrative is upbeat and matter-of-fact: "I wash my old teddy bear. I have four days and three nights." The book's focus is on counting down the days and nights at home, but four wordless spreads show what Mommy's up to in Korea-flying over and back, dealing with paperwork, meeting the new baby. Finally, Mommy and baby come home: "At last! I have no days and no nights." This book speaks most directly to children affected by the international adoption of a sibling; the spare text allows kids to bring their own individual experiences and feelings to the story. Despite its specific audience, this adoption book is to be commended for staying focused on the older sibling's story rather than attempting to tug at parental heartstrings. Heo's airy illustrations match the child-friendly perspective and provide plenty of clues to what the narrator is waiting for. An author's note explains Heo's inspiration and offers brief facts about international adoption. From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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