Something Beautiful

bySharon Dennis WyethIllustratorChris K. Soentpiet

January 8, 2002|
Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
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A little girl longs to see beyond the scary sights on the sidewalk and the angry scribbling in the halls of her building. When her teacher writes the word beautiful on the blackboard, the girl decides to look for something beautiful in her neighborhood. Her neighbors tell her about their own beautiful things. Miss Delphine serves her a “beautiful” fried fish sandwich at her diner. At Mr. Lee’s “beautiful” fruit store, he offers her an apple. Old Mr. Sims invites her to touch a smooth stone he always carries. Beautiful means “something that when you have it, your heart is happy,” the girl thinks. Her search for “something beautiful” leaves her feeling much happier. She has experienced the beauty of friendship and the power of hope.
Sharon Dennis Wyeth, an African American writer and educator born and raised in Washington, D.C., is the author of numerous award-winning books for children and young adults. She is acquainted with the challenges faced by contemporary families both through her own upbringing in Southeast Washington, D.C. and her work experience after c...
Title:Something Beautiful
Product dimensions:32 pages, 10.88 X 8.13 X 0.16 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 10.88 X 8.13 X 0.16 in
Published:January 8, 2002
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Appropriate for ages:1 - adult
ISBN - 13:9780440412106

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