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by Amy Hest

With subtlety and tenderness, Amy Hest tells the tale of an elderly man and a young boy linked by the common pursuit of learning to read, captured in expressive watercolors by Jon J Muth.George can't read. A hundred years old, and he never learned how. "That must be corrected," says George.George Baker and Harry don't seem the likeliest of friends. But sitting side by side on George's porch in the morning, waiting for the school bus to come, the two have plenty in common — this hundred-year-old musician with the crookedy fingers going tappidy on his knees and the young schoolboy whose shoelaces always need tying. They're both learning to read, and it's hard. What's easy is the warm friendship they share. In an inspired pairing, a best-selling author and illustrator pay quiet tribute to the power of language and intergenerational bonds.
Download Mr. George Baker (Reading Rainbow Book) epub
ISBN: 0763612332
ISBN13: 978-0763612337
Category: Children
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Amy Hest
Language: English
Publisher: Candlewick; First Edition ~1st Printing edition (July 8, 2004)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1459 kb
FB2 size: 1496 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 884
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I've been a huge fan of Jon Muth's art since discovering the Moonshadow comic/graphic novel decades ago. That being said, I picked this up for the visuals alone but ended up enjoying the story. It's a couple years ahead of my 3 year old children, but it held their attention long enough for a couple reads. It's an equally important and endearing theme that would do well to be repeated. For a children's book the wording doesn't quite flow as easily as I'd like in places, but A for effort & A+ for soul.
I love this book and so does my husband. It's beautifully illustrated and a poetic story. Toddler listened to it twice and liked the bus and leaves and picked up the drumming onomatopoeia.
This Is a wonderful story that is inter-generational. It is a great book to teach children about having a desire to learn to read. I highly recommend it for teachers and grandparents who want to share their love of reading with their grandchildren.
I love how this story shows the great bond that can form between the generations and that its never to late to improve yourself. Highly recommend this book.
Used as part of a ReadWorks lesson for third graders with special needs. It was perfect for them and they were able to pick out character traits.
A good book to use when teaching inferences.
It was a lovely story. I very much enjoyed reading it to my grandchildren.
This beautifully illustrated book makes an important point in a sweet child like way. My 9 year old and I enjoyed this book