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How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz
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Oct 29, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: childrens-lit, biography

This is a facinating picture book that is based on the author's childhood, a boy who fled Poland during the Warsaw blitz with absolutely no possesions. The story centers around the day that his father returned from market with a large map but no bread. Though he was starving, the author forgave his father because the map allowed him to escape much like a book would have allowed. The author's note on the last page is facinating and gives an overview of his childhood and his start as an illustrator.

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