My Two Blankets
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My Two Blankets

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Cartwheel moves to a new country with her auntie, and everything is strange: the animals, the plants--even the wind. An old blanket gives Cartwheel comfort when she's sad--and a new blanket just might change her world. This multicultural story of friendship is about leaving home, moving to a foreign and strange place, and finding a new friend. It's a story for all who have experienced change. Irena Kobald's poetic text, paired with Kate Greenaway medalist Freya Blackwood's powerful paintings, renders an emotional and heart-warming story about two children from diverse backgrounds coming together to become new friends.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 216 x 251 x 13mm | 453.59g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • China
  • English
  • 0544432282
  • 9780544432284
  • 87,656

Review quote

* "Loneliness, cultural displacement, tentative friendship, and an explosion of sharing and kindness are accessible even to very young readers...An amazingly lovely import." --Kirkus, starred review "With its bold visual metaphors, "My Two Blankets" ingeniously captures a child's efforts to weave the old with the new." --New York Times Book Review "The blanket metaphor is powerful, and the way that sounds are depicted through shape and line works well." --School Library Journal "The illustrations, a combination of watercolor and oils, heighten the effect of the thought-provoking story. Just the right format for children to think about immigrants and friendship." --Booklistshow more

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363 ratings
4.27 out of 5 stars
5 42% (153)
4 46% (166)
3 10% (36)
2 2% (8)
1 0% (0)
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