Normal view MARC view ISBD view

The three Lucys /

by Charara, Hayan [author.]; Kahn, Sara [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Lee & Low Books Inc., [2016]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm.ISBN: 9781600609985 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1600609988 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Cats -- Juvenile fiction | Grief -- Juvenile fiction | Lebanon War, 2006 -- Juvenile fiction | Cats -- Fiction | Grief -- Fiction | Lebanon War, 2006 -- Fiction | Lebanon War (2006) | Cats | Grief | Lebanon | 2006 | Fiction | Juvenile worksAwards: New Voices Award Honor.Summary: "A young Lebanese boy must learn to cope with loss and hope for a peaceful future after losing one of his beloved cats because of The July War. Based on the month-long conflict between Lebanon and Israel during the summer of 2006. Includes Author's Note"-- Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: Cats (Picture + Beginning Reader Books)
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Home library Collection Shelving location Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Books Altadena Main Library
Children's Collection Children's Picture Books E CHA (Browse shelf) Available 39270004542522

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>Luli likes to sit in the shade of an olive tree with his beloved cats: Lucy the Fat, Lucy the Skinny, and Lucy Lucy. But when Luli and his parents go to the city to see his aunt and uncle one weekend, the cats must stay behind at home. After a fun visit with family, Luli is looking forward to going home and seeing the Lucys. But then Luli's hometown comes under attack and the family must seek refuge at his aunt and uncle's house. Luli doesn't understand what is happening and worries about his pets. Who will keep the three Lucys safe?<br></p>

New Voices Award Honor.

"A young Lebanese boy must learn to cope with loss and hope for a peaceful future after losing one of his beloved cats because of The July War. Based on the month-long conflict between Lebanon and Israel during the summer of 2006. Includes Author's Note"-- Provided by publisher.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Horn Book Review

Lebanese boy Luli loves his three cats: Lucy the Fat, Lucy the Skinny, and Lucy Lucy. Excited for his familys annual weekend visit to his aunt Layla and uncle Adels house in Beirut, Luli sets out enough food and water to last the three Lucys a while. But as he and his parents are traveling back home, they hear a scream in the sky and see a fiery flash [of] light as their hometown is bombed. Returning to his aunt and uncles and hiding in their basement during the night as the bombs move toward Beirut, Luli is worried about his Lucys. When the bombings stop after thirty-four days, Luli and his parents return home to see lives and landscapes destroyed by the bombs (although, amazingly, their own house still stands). Anxiously calling out for the Lucys, Luli is heartbroken when only Lucy the Fat and Lucy the Skinny come. Grieving for Lucy Lucy, he eventually grows to accept her disappearance and implied death, taking comfort in memories. Kahns soft watercolor illustrations move between warm oranges and cool blues to reflect Lulis feelings of love and fear. An authors note reveals that Charara was inspired by his own familys experience in 2006 during what the Lebanese term the July War (with Israel). Lulis story is a quiet and hopeful exploration of conflict, grief, and healing. kazia berkley-cramer (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Novelist Select