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Mommy's Hometown



by
Hope Lim
illustrated by
Jaime Kim

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Candlewick
Imprint
Candlewick
ISBN
9781536213324
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JLG Category

Kindergarten Plus

When a young boy and his mother travel overseas to her childhood home in Korea, the town is not as he imagined. Will he be able to see it the way Mommy does?

This gentle, contemplative picture book about family origins invites us to ponder the meaning of home. A young boy loves listening to his mother describe the place where she grew up, a world of tall mountains and friends splashing together in the river. Mommy’s stories have let the boy visit her homeland in his thoughts and dreams, and now he’s old enough to travel with her to see it for himself. But when mother and son arrive, the town is not as he imagined. Skyscrapers block the mountains, and crowds hurry past. The boy feels like an outsider—until they visit the river where his mother used to play, and he sees that the spirit and happiness of those days remain. Sensitively pitched to a child’s-eye view, this vivid story honors the immigrant experience and the timeless bond between parent and child, past and present.

 Full-color digital illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

10 3/10" x 8 2/5"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jun 2022

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Mothers and sons. Family. Trips and travel. Korea. Grandmothers. Towns and villages. Cities. Rivers.

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For Grades PreK-K

Filled with concept books and simple stories, this is an ideal category for youngsters who enjoy reading by themselves and following narratives through pictures. Vivid illustrations are an integral part of each book. Get 12 books per year filled with exceptional illustrations.

14 books per Year
$276.08 per Year
Interests
Animals,Beginning Readers,Fiction,Nonfiction,Picture Books,Storytime/Read Alouds
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