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The Biggest Soap
It's laundry day on a South Pacific island, and Kessy is proud that Mama has chosen him to go to Minda's Store to buy the biggest soap. But he'll have to hurry if he wants to get back in time for the storytelling that accompanies the washing, so off he goes -- as fast as a typhoon wind! Along the way there are plenty of surprises, but Kessy returns with just enough soap to ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 9th 2004 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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The story takes place on the Turk Islands. It is all about a boys journey to get the biggest bar of soap for his mom and bring it back to her. He is distracted along the way there and on the way back he ends up giving away parts of the soap to different people. By the time he reaches his mother, he only has a small bar of soap. There are many comparisons in the book- similes and metaphors.
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