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Higher on the Door
James Stevenson remembers what it was like growing up in a village, sometimes taking the train to New York City, and waiting to get older.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published by Greenwillow Books
(first published March 1st 1987)
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The fond, accessible remembrances of a very grown-up writer. Here are vines to swing on in summer, and tunnels to build in the snow. Here are milkmen and icemen and trucks dumping coal in your cellar, and a trip to the top of the Empire State Building when there was nothing else like it in the world. Here are tough kids to be scared of, and Wanted posters that seem to describe every other person in your neighborhood, tricks you can't master (whistling loud with two fingers), and tricks you can ...more
This book is about the life of James Stevenson. He flashes back to when he was young and tells about his memories from when he was a young boy. He talks about his adventures in New York City and how he could not wait to grow up. This would be a good mentor text for a classroom because it teaches about how to flashback in writing. It also teaches about the differences between the authors generation and the childrens' generation.
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