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Peppe the Lamplighter
by Elisa Bartone and Ted Lewin

Peppe lives in a tenement in Little Italy in the 1900s. He's a street lamplighter, but his father disapproves so he quits. Then, when his sister does not come home because she's afraid of the dark, his father pleads with him to light the lamps, admitting it is an important job.

This book won a Caldecott Honor in 1994 and was an American Library Association Notable Children's Book in 1994. "Brilliant illustrations perfectly capture the flavor of the neighborhood. Great for immigrant studies."  (School Library Journal)

Reading Levels:  Interest Level:  Grade 2-5   /   Grade Level Equivalent:  4.3   /   DRA Level:  24   /   Guided Reading:  M   /   Lexile Measure:  570L

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