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Big Truck Little Island



written and illustrated by
Chris Van Dusen

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Candlewick
Imprint
Candlewick
ISBN
9781536203936
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That big truck is stuck! How will the island residents get where they’re going? A tale of community and ingenuity from the celebrated Chris Van Dusen, inspired by a true story.

When a big truck and its big load get stuck on a narrow road, traffic on the little island comes to a halt. Some cars need to go south and some have to travel north. How will Meg get to her swim meet? What about Barry’s ballet class? Luckily, the kids come up with an ingenious solution: why not just swap cars? Inspired by an incident that happened on Vinalhaven, Maine, Chris Van Dusen tells a fun tale of resourcefulness and community through clever, rhyming wordplay and whimsical illustrations, sprinkled with plenty of cars and trucks for transportation-loving readers.

Author’s note, with photograph. Full-color illustrations were done in gouache.

 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

11 3/10" x 9 4/5"

Dewey

E

AR

3.6: points 0.5

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2022

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Islands. Trucks. Tractor trailers. Traffic jams. Community life. Island life. Problem solving. Stories in rhyme. 

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