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The Wall by Peter Sís
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Jul 05, 09

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wow. i truly do underestimate the sophistication of childrens books. and even uninformed adults can learn things! (like i didnt know allen ginsberg had been deported from prague for subversion.)this book really does a good job of explaining to kids what it was like to live with so many restrictions and deprivations, and so much fear and caution. im not a great fan of the artwork, but i think it works really well with the story.
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Janice Thought it was great too. Learned a lot so quickly and found the artwork interesting.

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My favorite Peter Sis books are Madlenka and Madlenka's Dog. They're nowhere near as serious as this one. Just adorable picture books about neighborhoods, dogs, teeth, imagination and remembering childhood. There are lift-the-flaps, too. All my favorite things!

karen i love to lift flaps...

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