Watch The Stars Come Out by Riki LevinsonWatch The Stars Come Out by Riki Levinson

Watch The Stars Come Out

byRiki LevinsonIllustratorDiane Goode

Paperback | January 1, 1995

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Great for fans of award-winning picture book, Grandfather's Journey. In this warm, poignant and highly praised story, a little girl hears how, long ago, another little red-haired girl—her great-grandmother—sailed across the sea with her older brother to join their immigrant parents in a strange new land called America.
 
“Goode’s evocative illustrations effectively capture the immigration scene of the late 1800s with appropriate costumes and background details.”—Booklist (starred review)
 
“Levinson’s first book is a literary event, written with a quiet understatement that magnifies its emotional effects. So do Goode’s superb paintings . . .”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“Young readers can return to the book many times with satisfaction. . . . An excellent introduction to the passage through Ellis Island.”—School Library Journal
 
“The theme of immigration, long popular in children’s literature, is captured here for young readers in one of the year’s finest books.”—The Boston Guide
 
ALA Notable Children’s Book
Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice
Reading Rainbow Feature Selection
Redbook’s Top Ten Children’s Books of the Year
American Bookseller Pick of the Lists
Parents’ Choice Award for Literature
NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
Society of Illustrators Citation of Merit
NCTE Teachers’ Choice

About The Author

Riki Levinson had a long, successful career as a graphic artist and calligrapher, starting as an assistant to Herbert Binder, a Bauhaus-trained graphic artist. After a year she opened her own studio, mainly designing book jackets, including those for important works such as John F. Kennedy's Profiles In Courage and William Faulkner's A...

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Title:Watch The Stars Come OutFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.75 × 8.04 × 0.13 inPublished:January 1, 1995Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140555064

ISBN - 13:9780140555066

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 8

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In this family story-within-a-story, a little red-haired girl curls up by her grandmother to hear how, long ago, another little girl and her brother crossed the Atlantic and came to America. An ALA Notable Children's Book, American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, Parents' Choice Award for Literature, NCTE Teachers' Choice, and NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. Full color