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Big Papa and the Time Machine Hardcover – 20 Jan 2020


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  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins - US (20 January 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062463314
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062463319
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 1.3 x 28.6 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 476 g
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"Big Papa takes his grandchild back in time to see what bravery looks like in this tender story by Bernstrom (Gator, Gator, Gator!) . . . Wide angles give the spreads visual power, while soft pastels convey the journey's otherworldly atmosphere and the stories' intimacy."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This imaginative and inventive tale walks a child through African American history by way of his grandfather's past. An excellent choice for reading with grandparents or for a first-day-of-school storytime."--Booklist

"Bernstrom's colloquial text captures the warm relationship between Big Papa and his grandson."--Horn Book Magazine

"Love and reverence for history and family radiate from Bernstorm's words."--Kirkus Reviews

"A unique perspective in a beautifully executed book about starting school. A must-purchase. Bernstrom's latest book digs deep, with a story about a child facing fears by discovering a grandfather's difficult past . . . In the first-person narrative, written largely in dialogue that features African American Vernacular English, the child poses questions, and the knowing grandparent responds with sage, though not preachy, one-liners. "Sometimes you gotta walk with giants if you ever gonna find out what you made of." Evans's signature style animate(s) the story in a joyous way that uplifts the text."
--School Library Journal (starred review)

About the Author

Shane W. Evans is the award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including the Shanna series by Jeanne Marzollo. He lives in Kansas City, MO, where he directs an art center called the Dream Studio. You can visit him online at www.shaneevans.com.

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