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Making Room

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Illustrator, Peter Rankin, is the 2004 recipient of the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in illustration.


John William Smith – barely more than a boy – clears land, builds a one-room house, plants three apple trees, then sits down to sip his tea and watch the sunset. He has everything a young man could want. But after many sunsets alone, John William decides h
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Hardcover, 24 pages
Published September 28th 2004 by Tundra Books
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Dolly
Feb 13, 2013 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is an interesting story that tracks the settlement and expansion of a real family in Nova Scotia in the 1800s. The repetition is entertaining and I love how the story progresses through a wife's litany of requests to her husband.

The way that the size and number of buildings on their land grows to accommodate the family members who live with them is humorous, but also a testament to the closeness of extended family during those times.

The illustrations are terrific and I was thrilled to see
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