This book was falling apart, with pages brittle and loose. Rather than throw it in the garbage, I gave it to a Crown Center resident who is from Iran. He's always studying dictionaries and listening to tapes, trying to learn more about the English language. One of the hardest things, in my opinion, is grasping the idioms. This little book has many of them, and he knows he can ask me questions.HIGH WINDS
English is so confusing! Other parts of this book include "Keeping Up with the Joneses" (he may not even know anyone named Jones), "The Lemon" (about a car), "The Eager Beaver" (no, it isn't an animal), "The Worrywart" (a wart?), and "The Absentminded Professor." But those lessons will have to come later as he gets to those parts of his reading of this little book that sounds childish, but isn't.
Donna, the library lady, has been culling older books from our limited shelves in the Crown Center's small library, making room for donations we'll be getting in early May. I brought three of the books home with me to read before they are donated to the JCC for their next book fair.
I picked up this one for the photos of glaciers. It's small and full of pictures, so I'll read it in a very short time.When Madeline Was Young ~ by Jane Hamilton, 2006, fiction (Wisconsin)
I've read and enjoyed at least two of Jane Hamilton's novels: The Book of Ruth (1988) and A Map of the World (1994).Tallgrass ~ by Sandra Dallas, 2007, fiction (Colorado)
I read and enjoyed her novel Prayers for Sale (2009), and this one is about Japanese internment in the United States during World War Two.
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