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Mama, Across the Sea

3.17  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
A gentle story of a young island girl waiting for her mother to come home from work, far away on the mainland.

Cecile lives on an island in the West Indies with her grandparents while her mother looks for work on the mainland. Much as she loves her grandparents, Cecile is lonely, and spends her days waiting for her mother to return from across the sea.

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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Linda Lipko
This is a lovely story about little Cecile who lives on a West Indies island with her grandparents while her mother has employment across the sea. The child misses her mother terribly, and every day she waits and watches the water to see if her mother will return.

There is a lot of gentle imagery in the book, and the images and story line work well together. The artist captures depth of feelings with his creative illustrations.
Oct 15, 2014 Kelli rated it liked it
"Mama Across the Sea" involves a little girl struggling with being away from her mother. She is with her grandparents while her mom travels to the United States to look for work, and she highlights for the reader what it is like to be without her mother.

This story is related to my topic of families, and it shows a diverse representation of social class and economic status. This story takes place in the West Indies, and so it also highlights island culture. This book is Realistic Fiction, and is
Rachel Nelson
Dec 12, 2012 Rachel Nelson rated it really liked it
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I like that this book talks about something that a lot of kids could be going through. There are a lot of children that could live with their grandparents and their parents live somewhere else far away. It's a cute book.
Oct 11, 2008 Kelly rated it it was ok
Although the storyline is not always cohesive and the elements to not blend well, this book portrays island life through its rich paints and the importance of literacy.
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