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Matchbox Diary, The


Author: Paul  FLEISCHMAN
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Subject/Category:  3-5
Year Reviewed:: 2014
ISBN: 9780763646011
Review: The conversation between a Great-grandfather and his "just met" Great-granddaughter begins with a challenge: pick whatever you like most…then I'll tell you its story. She chooses an old cigar box filled with small old matchboxes. He explains that this is his diary and that each small box contains somethings that keeps the past clearly in his memory. With each one, his story of immigration and, finally, literacy is told. Gorgeous, mostly sepia, softly detailed illustrations enhance this lovely story about passing from one generation to the next.

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