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Mr. Frank

by Irene Luxbacher

tagged: clothing & dress, new baby, multigenerational
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list price: $16.95
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
published: Aug 2014
ISBN:9781554984367
publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Description

On his last day before retirement, Mr. Frank is sewing the most wonderful outfit of his long career. Who could it be for?

In all his years working as a tailor, Mr. Frank has made all kinds of clothes. From the practical uniforms of the 1940s to the wild and weird designs of the 1960s and 1970s, he has seen (and sewn) just about everything. But today’s project is especially close to Mr. Frank’s heart.

With its use of textiles and sensitive period detail, Irene Luxbacher’s artwork is the perfect complement to her understated text. The result is a story that children and grandparents can share with equal delight.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
k to 3
Awards
  • Commended, Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
  • Commended, USBBY Outstanding International Book
Editorial Reviews

Beautifully written and filled with visual details of days gone by, this small treasure is waiting to be shared again and again with a young grandchild…or with any young child.

— School Library Journal

A cozy read-aloud, particularly for grandparents and their grandchildren.

— Booklist

This quiet story is a wonderful homage to grandparents everywhere who delight in pleasing their grandchildren.

— Library Media Connection

Luxbacher’s gentle story, dedicated to her father “Frank the Tailor,” brims with nostalgia and affection.

— CM Magazine

Luxbacher is pure genius, weaving in a half century-plus of fashion history into a glowing celebration of family.

— BookDragon

Outstanding mixed-media collages and a thoughtful text create a distinctive book that rises far above most tributes to grandparental love. . . . a perfect book.

— Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

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