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 Lost and found : Adele & Simon in China (Adele & Simon)
 Author: McClintock, Barbara

 Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2016)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [33] p., ill. (chiefly col.), 28 cm

 BTSB No: 618904 ISBN: 9780374399238
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Voyages and travels -- Fiction
 Lost and found possessions -- Fiction
 Siblings -- Fiction
 Postcards -- Fiction
 China -- History -- 1861-1912 -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

When Adele and Simon take a tour of China in 1905, Simon misplaces his belongings, one by one ... but they all show up later, revealing their hiding places in Adele's souvenir photographs of the trip.

Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.40
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 39660

   Kirkus Reviews (08/15/16)
   School Library Journal (08/01/16)
   Booklist (11/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2016 PreS-Gr 3—This addition to the children's saga finds Adèle and Simon touring China with their uncle. Told through postcards written by Adèle, this adventure is a true delight. With stops in Hong Kong, Tongli, and Shanghai (to name a few locales), this is a beautifully blended masterpiece of art and history. As with the other books in this series, Simon loses items along the way, prompting a fun search-and-find aspect that readers will love. The endnotes contain blurbs about each location, including significant historical information. VERDICT The intricate, vintage-style illustrations and interesting historical facts will be sure to please a wide audience. Young armchair travelers will want to pore over this one.—Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 11/01/2016 Globe-trotting siblings Adele and Simon are off to China with their uncle Sidney in McClintock’s third outing with this pair. Following the epistolary, seek-and-find format of the previous titles, the children travel to a silk farm in Shanghai, Peking’s bustling Forbidden City, a monastery in Xi’an, the Great Wall, and more. In his typical fashion, Simon—outfitted in a traditional Chinese jacket and cap—loses one of his belongings at each stop, whether clothing or something from his knapsack. Every postcard Adele sends home mentions the item Simon has lost, giving readers the opportunity to examine the picture to find it. Lovely, detailed ink illustrations are rendered in antique hues, perfect for the early twentieth-century setting, but locating the tiny, missing objects may prove too challenging for young readers. Happily, a visual answer key appears at the end of the book, along with historical notes on each of the locations visited. McClintock details her efforts to ensure historical accuracy, though some may find the tourist perspective of this book slightly voyeuristic. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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