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by Floyd Cooper,Karen Lynn Williams

Category: Geography and Cultures
Subcategory: Children
Author: Floyd Cooper,Karen Lynn Williams
ISBN: 0531070433
ISBN13: 978-0531070437
Language: English
Publisher: Scholastic (March 1, 1994)
Pages: 32
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Karen Lynn Williams (Author), Floyd Cooper (Illustrator). This beautiful book is about a Caucasian American boy living in Africa with his parents (his father was working there), his experiences with his African nanny, friends and the nature arround.

Karen Lynn Williams (Author), Floyd Cooper (Illustrator). People: like wonderful extended family, nature: wonderful playground

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When Africa Was Home book. The joyful text and Cooper's boldly drawn, glowing of washed pictures evoke the intensely physical experience of the small child, his delight in the place and culture, what it feels like to belong there". Karen Williams story is a quality example of the struggles children can experience when they do not identify with the country that their parents recognize as "home. Jan 15, 2009 Lorraine rated it really liked it.

Author(s): Karen Lynn Williams, Floyd Cooper (Illustrations). When Africa Was Home (Hardcover). Published March 1st 1991 by Orchard Books (NY). ISBN: 0531070433 (ISBN13: 9780531070437). Author(s): Karen Lynn Williams, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator). ISBN: 0531085252 (ISBN13: 9780531085257).

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Williams, Karen Lynn; Cooper, Floyd, ill. Publication date. New York : Orchard Books. After returning to the United States, Peter's whole family misses the warmth and friendliness of their life in Africa; so Peter's father looks for another job there. no toc page and page number on the book. 1st Orchard paperbacks ed. urn:acs6:ll:pdf:c79-dcba8e8b579e urn:acs6:ll:epub:227-4ffc28abea82 urn:oclc:record:1036903730.

The small white child in this picture book feels alien when his family returns to America

book by Karen Lynn Williams. The small white child in this picture book feels alien when his family returns to America. He can't wait to go back to the warm African village where he ran free with his friends under a wide sk. .The joyful text and Cooper's boldly drawn, glowing oil-wash pictures evoke the intensely physical experience of a small child.

Karen Lynn Williams is an American writer of children's literature. She is best known for her books about the difficulties of children in developing countries. Born in 1952 in New Haven, Connecticut, she was educated at the University of Connecticut (. 1974) and Southern Connecticut State University (. She was a teacher of the deaf in Connecticut from 1977–80 and a Peace Corps teacher of English in Malawi from 1980-83

Hardcover, Paperback - In the fourth book in the Carver Chronicles series, third grader Calvin is dealing with his next . Sprout's Bookshelf - One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia: Set in the this is an incredible book about sisters, mothers, and social justice.

Hardcover, Paperback - In the fourth book in the Carver Chronicles series, third grader Calvin is dealing with his next door neighbors moving away-and the school bully moving in. Meanwhile, competition at the school science fair is heating up, and Calvin must decide what to do when his data doesn't prove his theory. Truly unique characters, each girl has a voice all her own.

When Africa Was Home, fiction (New York: Orchard Book, 1991). Williams, Karen Lynn". The Pennsylvania Centre for the Book.

Karen Lynn Williams is an American writer of children's literature YouTube Encyclopedic. When Africa Was Home, fiction (New York: Orchard Book, 1991). First Grade King, fiction (New York: Clarion Books, 1992). Applebaum's Garage, fiction (New York: Clarion Books, 1993). Tap-Tap, fiction (New York: Clarion Books, 1994). Retrieved 6 April 2010. She was a teacher of the deaf in Connecticut from 1977–80 and a Peace Corps teacher of English in Malawi from 1980-83

Karen Lynn Williams, When Africa Was Home, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1991

Karen Lynn Williams, When Africa Was Home, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1991. Deborah Eaton, Petey, Silver Burdett (Parsippany, NJ), 1992. Denise Burden-Patmon, Imani's Gift at Kwanzaa, Modern Curriculum Press (Cleveland, OH), 1992. Winner of three Coretta Scott King honor awards for illustration, author and illustrator Floyd Cooper brings to life stories, poems, songs, and works of nonfiction detailing centuries of the African-American experience. Luminous" is perhaps the single most often used word by critics to describe Cooper's art, beginning with his contribution to the 1988 picture book Grandpa's Face, with a text by Eloise Greenfield.

After returning to the United States, Peter's whole family misses the warmth and friendliness of their life in Africa; so Peter's father looks for another job there.
Comments to eBook When Africa Was Home (Orchard Paperbacks)
Rko
Beautiful story that never ceases to touch my heart. I wish the author specified the part of Africa that was home. One of the very few books that stayed away from the "jungle"/"animal" orientation that pervades children's literature about the African Continent. Peter must be a remarkable man by now.
Lonesome Orange Kid
I used this book during a multi-culture unit in my first grade class. Each teacher chose a different country to emphasize. I chose Malawi, since I had visited there, had relatives who lived there as children, and no other teacher knew where Malawi is located. It's the story of an anglo boy raised among the Malawian people, then returned to America, and dreamed of one day returning to Africa. Good, sensitive presentation of culture.
Ochach
Arrived in perfect condition. Just as described. Thank you!
doesnt Do You
Love it!
Katishi
This beautiful book is about a Caucasian American boy living in Africa with his parents (his father was working there), his experiences with his African nanny, friends and the nature arround.People: like wonderful extended family, nature: wonderful playground. There is so much warmth in human relations, warmth in nature, fun and freedom, the author and the illustrator also have strong sensitivity to toward the natural world.. When the boy's parents need to move back to US, as the work contract expires, the boy has difficulity to fit into a society and natural environment which is new to him, including snow and Winter clothes. He is missing his other mother (the nanny), and his a African siblings, is home sick for Africa.(His nanny called him "little son," his friends called him "little brother"). I don't want to tell the ending of the story, in order not to spoil it. Beautiful, realistic illustrations in pastel are capturing the beauty of the story, people and nature, and outdoor fun. I highly recommend this book.

The only minor thing: not wearing a hat as sun protection, as was recommended tot he boy by his two mothers is of course not a good idea form the boy' s side, bu this can be easily explained to a child.

This book will also touch the hearts of adults, specially expatriates, and will help children who encounter people who emigrated from other countries to be curious about personal experiences of living in another culture.
Whitesmasher
I was given this book as a graduation present when I left Malawi, the setting of the book, to come to university in America. I adore this book. The illustrations are incredibly beautiful pastels. The colors are fantastic and the people have wonderfully expressive faces. The story is sweet. I can identify with the main character because of my upbringing as a white child in Southern Africa. However, I think that the experience of moving away from home and being homesick is a universal one. For any child, being taken from a familiar to a strange situation is difficult. The only drawback the story might have in that sense is that the main character is able to return to Malawi at the end of the story. While that is hopeful, there are children who will not be able to return to their former homes or lives. For those children, this could be a hard book.

There are several examples of Chichewa, the national language of Malawi, in the book. All of the words are used accurately. The Chichewa words are not difficult for a parent or teacher reading the book as all of the words are pronounced phonetically.
Olelifan
My daughter and I were simply delighted with this book, and we are voracious readers of tales from foreign lands. For the protagonist, a little American boy born in Africa, Africa is not another place, a foreign country, but the home that he knows and loves, described poignantly through the eyes of a child. It is the USA that is foreign and strange to him, although he acclimates with a sort of resigned acceptance. I won't spoil it by telling the end; I can only say that I hope you and your children enjoy it as much as we did.
My parents gave me this book for Christmas a few years ago, and, although I am a grown man, and I left Africa 15 years ago now, this book makes me cry, and want to return home. Like Peter, I'm a white African, although I'm a Kenyan. I miss Kenya, and even if I never get a chance to return, it will always be Home.
This book is a great gift for "third culture" kids, as well as for those trying to understand what it's like for kids to leave home and move far away.
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