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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 boys 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 artists 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 authors note includes a brief description of his familys 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.

About the Author

URI SHULEVITZ received the Caldecott Medal for The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship by Arthur Ransome. He is the author and illustrator of numerous books, including two Caldecott Honor Books, Snow and The Treasure, and, most recently, So Sleepy Story, one of Time magazine’s “7 Books Kids Will Love.” He lives in New York City.

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njcur, January 24, 2010 (view all comments by njcur)
Uri Shulevitz has done it again. He creates the most beautiful books. This wonderful story comes from his own life. It is charming and haunting. I just want to runaway into the pictures. Truly a delight.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374334994
Author:
Shulevitz, Uri
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
Maps
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Historical - Other
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Imagination
Subject:
Social Issues - Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Emigration and Immigration
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Military & Wars
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes full-color illustrations throug
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.14 x 10.59 x 0.4 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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