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How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC How I Learned Geography 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 i How I Learned Geography i is a Caldecott Honor Book and a Bank Street Best Children s Book of the Yea

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