How I learned geography

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Farrar Straus Giroux,
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1st ed.

Having fled from war in their troubled homeland, a boy and his family are living in poverty in a strange country. Food is scarce, so when the boy's father brings home a map instead of bread for supper, at first the boy is furious. But when the map is hung on the wall, it floods their cheerless room with color. As the boy studies its every detail, he is transported to exotic places without ever leaving the room, and he eventually comes to realize that the map feeds him in a way that bread never could.

The award-winning artist's most personal work to date is based on his childhood memories of World War II and features stunning illustrations that celebrate the power of imagination. An author's note includes a brief description of his family's experience, two of his early drawings, and the only surviving photograph of himself from that time. How I Learned Geography is a 2009 Caldecott Honor Book and a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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AD: Adult Directed 660L
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Grouping Title how i learned geography
Grouping Author shulevitz uri
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Last Grouping Update 2019-01-22 23:09:43PM
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subject_facet Caldecott honor book -- 2009, Geography -- Juvenile fiction, Imagination -- Juvenile fiction, Maps -- Juvenile fiction, Refugees -- Juvenile fiction, Shulevitz, Uri, -- 1935- -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile fiction
title_display How I learned geography
title_full How I learned geography / Uri Shulevitz
title_short How I learned geography
topic_facet Caldecott honor book, Childhood and youth, Geography, Imagination, Maps, Refugees, Shulevitz, Uri