Bound To Stay Bound

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 With Dad
 Author: Jackson, Richard

 Publisher: Neal Porter Books (2024)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 

 BTSB No: 485013 ISBN: 9780823444953
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

Price: $23.28

A boy remembers a special camping trip he shared with his father, who is now away at war.

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (03/15/24)
   School Library Journal (05/24/24)
   Booklist (+) (02/15/24)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/05/24)

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School Library Journal - 05/24/2024 K-Gr 4—Jackson, who passed away in 2019, pulls from his own experience for this gentle account of a fishing trip with a father who later goes to fight in a distant war. The trip is described in rich detail from the perspective of the boy as he sits on his father's lap to drive their truck, helps to pitch a tent, catches and guts a fish, and listens to night creatures under the stars. The boy thinks of this trip at the end of the story when it is winter and he is waiting for his father to come home from the war. Floca uses pen, ink, and watercolor to paint the landscape of a Michigan summer day. These thoughtful illustrations place the story most likely during World War II, but the story is relevant in describing the emotions of a child missing someone any time, for any conflict. VERDICT Although this quiet story may get lost in larger collections, it's a perfect text to use for personal narrative units.—Heidi Dechief - Copyright 2024 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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