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Stringbean's trip to the shining sea / greetings from Vera B. Williams, story and pictures, and Jennifer Williams, more pictures.

By: Williams, Vera B.
Contributor(s): Williams, Jennifer.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c1988Edition: 1st ed.Description: [48] p. : col. ill. ; 17 x 26 cm.ISBN: 0688071619; 9780688071615; 0688071627 (lib. bdg.); 9780688071622 (lib. bdg.).Subject(s): Western stories | West (U.S.) -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.W6685 | St 1988Summary: Stringbean describes his trip to the west coast in a series of postcards.
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Stringbean describes his trip to the west coast in a series of postcards.

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Gr 1-4 This is Grandpa's album, made for the family, of the photos and daily postcards that Stringbean Coe and his big brother Fred sent home to the folks the summer they traveled from Kansas to the Pacific in Fred's truck. It's a journey of discovery, all right; String bean's comments reveal reactions to their experiences and subtle changes in attitude. Tributaries to the mainstream of the trip itself include flare-ups be tween the brothers; Stringbean's home sickness; a growing awareness of fami ly history; a search for a clown with a missing shoe; and the appearance of Potato, the faithful dog who lit out from home to join Stringbean on the trip. Be cause of the skillfully-handled format, text and pictures don't just balance each otherthey depend on each oth er. It's a smooth collaboration, too, with the works of Williams senior and junior blending perfectly in style and spirit. The color postcards are full of affectionate and idiosyncratic detail, right down to the postage stamps. There are visual jokes that adults can enjoy, but never the kind that wink over the heads of children. The color work has that naive exuberance that Williams' fans have come to expect. This is a good-hearted celebration of life and experience, and a gift to the public. Karen Litton, Confederation Centre Public Library, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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