My New Shirt

Picture Books | September 11, 2007

byCary FaganIllustratorDusan Petricic

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Receiving the yearly birthday gift from his grandmother has become David’s living nightmare. The “surprise” she always has for him never varies. How can he stop this never-ending flow of stiff, white, scratchy shirts — “perfect gentlemen” shirts that make him squirm and pull and shift and twitch? David closes his eyes and imagines a long line of shirts — one for every year of his life — stretching on forever. Then suddenly, without really intending to, he has done the unthinkable.

“DAVID!” his mother screams. And when David opens his eyes, there are his mother, his father, and his bubbie staring at him. The shirt is no longer in his hands. He has thrown it out the window! Now it is out on the street, in the jaws of his dog, and the very merry chase is on.

Bitingly funny and keenly observed, My New Shirt is graphically presented as a photo album commemorating David’s desperate act of liberation from a family tradition badly in need of a change.

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Receiving the yearly birthday gift from his grandmother has become David’s living nightmare. The “surprise” she always has for him never varies. How can he stop this never-ending flow of stiff, white, scratchy shirts — “perfect gentlemen” shirts that make him squirm and pull and shift and twitch? David closes his eyes and imagines a long line of shirts — one for every year of his life — stretching...

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Praise for Cary Fagan:“Fagan’s prose is engaging….” — School Library Journal“Fagan proves himself a wonderful writer with a rare comic gift.”— Publishers Weekly“Cary Fagan gives readers a wonderfully whimsical and yes, heartwarming, story…” — Times-Colonist

Cary Fagan is an award-winning writer for both young readers and adults. In addition to several picture books published with Tundra, he also wrote the award-winning biography of Chan Hon Goh, Beyond the Dance: A Ballerina’s Life. He has won a Mr. Christie’s Silver Medal for Daughter of the Great Zandini, a City of Toronto Book Award for his first adult novel, and the Jewish Book Committee Prize for Fiction. Cary Faga...

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Format:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 8.28 × 10.38 × 0.41 inPublished:September 11, 2007Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:088776715X

ISBN - 13:9780887767159

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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