The Old Truck

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Product Details

Price
$17.95  $16.69
Publisher
Norton Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
9.1 X 11.0 X 0.5 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781324005193

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About the Author

Jerome Pumphrey is a designer, illustrator, and writer. His work includes It's a Sign!, Somewhere in the Bayou, The Old Boat, and The Old Truck, which received seven starred reviews, was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, and received the Ezra Jack Keats Writer Award Honor--all of which he created with his brother Jarrett. They also illustrated Jason Reynolds's There Was a Party for Langston, which received a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. Jerome works as a graphic designer at The Walt Disney Company. He lives in Texas.
Jarrett Pumphrey is an award-winning author-illustrator who makes books for kids with his brother, Jerome. Their books include It's a Sign!, Somewhere in the Bayou, The Old Boat, and The Old Truck, which received seven starred reviews, was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, and received the Ezra Jack Keats Writer Award Honor. They also illustrated Jason Reynolds's There Was a Party for Langston, which received a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. Jarrett lives near Austin, Texas.

Reviews

This heartfelt celebration of resilience in the face of change, with a determined black woman at its center, packs a powerful punch. As the old truck stays with its family, this charming book will stay with readers.-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
This affectionate, pithy, and eloquent homage to farm life...is uncommonly charming and rewards repeat readings.-- "Booklist (starred review)"
A celebration of diligence and grit, the quiet text conjures a cyclical Giving Tree-reminiscent relationship, but with a healthier, deeply loving dynamic.-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
This gentle chronicle of years blazes with the power of family, determination, and perseverance.-- "School Library Journal (starred review)"
An instant classic.-- "BookPage (starred review)"
The Old Truck is a quietly powerful ode to hard work and perseverance...Place this beauty on a low shelf with easy access. It will likely be in regular circulation among discerning young readers.-- "Shelf Awareness (starred review)"
Infused with cheer and playfulness.-- "Horn Book Magazine (starred review)"
The Pumphreys have created a book that's both timeless and au courant.-- "New York Times Book Review"
Quietly lyrical.-- "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"