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A birthday for Blue / Kerry Raines Lydon ; illustrated by Michael Hays.

By: Lydon, Kerry Raines.
Contributor(s): Hays, Michael, 1956- [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Niles, Ill. : A. Whitman, 1989Description: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0807507741 (lib. bdg.); 9780807507742 (lib. bdg.).Subject(s): Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction | Birthdays -- Fiction | Roads -- United States -- FictionDDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.L97965 | Bi 1989Summary: Blue celebrates his seventh birthday traveling west with his family in a Conestoga wagon along the Cumberland Road.
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Blue celebrates his seventh birthday traveling west with his family in a Conestoga wagon along the Cumberland Road.

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K-Gr 2-- Blue is spending his seventh birthday travelling west with his family on the Cumberland Road in the early 1800s. The sunny day is filled with small events: walking beside the wagon, sights and sounds of the countryside, splashing in a stream while a broken wheel is mended, and meeting another family along the way. When it is nearly dark Blue's father comes to him, takes him to the woods and replants seven seedlings in a special arrangement to commemmorate Blue's birthday. Double-page pastels in greens, blues, and browns capture the earthy quality of the overland trip. Blurred edges give the pictures a dusty look. However, the visual appeal doesn't make up for the slight story, which is written in a choppy style. This should be considered as an additional purchase where there is a demand for stories of historical interest. --Nancy Kewish, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cleveland (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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