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Dora learns to overcome her fears of a mentally ill woman who lives in her community in this gentle and compassionate story set in contemporary Jamaica, West Indies.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 9th 1997 by Clarion Books
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Marah
The Face at the Window begins with Dora and two of her friends in their neighbor, Miss Nella’s, yard. They’re trying to hit mangos off a tree to eat. Dora accidentally throws too hard and hits Miss Nella’s door. Her friends all tell her that Miss Nella is a bad, powerful woman and that she will send her three-legged horse to kick her. Dora goes home, afraid, and tells her parents what happened. Dora’s parents explain to her that Miss Nella isn’t a bad, powerful woman, but that she has a sickness ...more
Jaime Johnson
Jul 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Face at the Window has such a good moral from it. The main characters of this story are Dora, Miss Nella and her friend Lureen and Trevor. The setting of the story is contemporary Jamaica and the point of view is from a narrative. The story begins with Dora and her friends snooping around Miss Nella's yard because they're trying to knock a mango off a tree. Dora gets frightened when she see's Miss Nella's face in the window of her house. The reason she is frightened is because her friends to ...more
Leah
Dec 06, 2014 added it
The Face at the Window was a story based out of Jamaica about a young girl who made a bad decision because she was trying to impress her friends. Dora took off a mango from a tree on Miss Nella’s house, who witnessed her taking it. Dora felt guilty and scared of what Miss Nella might do to her. There were many rumors about who Miss Nella was and what she was capable of. Dora told her parents of what happened, and they take her to go see Miss Nella. What will happen when they see each other again ...more
Gabrielle Blockton
Date: November 25th, 2014

Author: Regina Hanson; Illustrated by Linda Saport

Title: The Face At The Window

Plot: Dora, a young girl is terrified of getting bad luck after taking a mango from Miss Nella's tree and making eye-to-eye contact with her.

Setting: Contemporary Jamaica, West Indies

Characters: Dora; Miss Nella; Lureen; Trevor; Dora's Mammy and Pappy

Point-of-View: Third-Person

Theme: Understanding; Mental Illness; Don't judge a book by its cover

Style: Narrative; International Book

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Kathleen Ruff
The story of village and its oldest member, whom all the youngsters thought was completely insane. The youngest of all was also brave by explaining to her dad the insane rumors she had heard and it wasnt before she came to realize that rumors are just things people casually make up and its not always good to believe them. Great book to read to students when one may begin to talk about another, rumors they have heard, or telling stories on other people.
Leslie Fisher
Wonderful award-winning book. There are so many lessons to be had from this book: doing the right thing, taking responsibility for one's actions, compassion, facing your fears, and more. Beautiful, colorful illustrations.
Takishia Gabriel
Nov 18, 2011 rated it it was ok
This book could be read to students to talk about why not to spread rumors or even telling stories on classmates.
Christy
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dora learns to overcome her fears of a mentally ill woman who lives in her community in this gentle and compassionate story set in contemporary Jamaica, West Indies.
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Américas Award Picture Book 1997
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