by Jacqueline Woodson
illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Coming on Home Soon is set on the homefront during WW2, and is written
in simple, poetic language. It tells the story of young Ada Ruth, who lives with her grandma while her mother is away working in the
factories. Emotions are palpable in this beautifully illustrated story
of family love.
We're not sure...we haven't read this book yet. We have a strict policy
of only listing books that we have personally read and reviewed, but
we're making an exception here so that our 2005 Caldecott winner list
is complete. For now we can't share our own thoughts on the book and
its classroom use, but we'll hopefully be able to add a review soon.
* Caldecott Honor Books -- 2005
* American Library Association Notable Children's Book 2005
* Booklist Editor's Choice Children's Book
* Child Magazine Best of 2004
Interest Level: K-Gr. 3 DRA Level: 20 Lexile Measure: 550L
Grade Level Equiv: 2.6 Guided Reading: L
Below are some sample spreads from inside this powerfully moving book:
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You may also want to check out other books illustrated by EB Lewis. To learn more about these books, click on the covers below or the link above.