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Mommy Far, Mommy Near

Mommy Far, Mommy Near
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Price: $15.95
Product ID : aw-9780807552346



An Adoption Story

Carol Antoinette Peacock

Shawn Costello Brownell
A Concept Book

Plot Summary
In this poignant story, young Elizabeth feels a range of emotions as she learns that she has two mommies: one in China and one in America. Her adoptive mother explains that although her Chinese mother loved Elizabeth and wanted to keep her, she couldn't because of China's laws.

Elizabeth's loving family includes her mother, father, and adopted sister, Katherine. Her mother shares stories about her adoption and together they play their made-up "Adopt Me" game.


Age Levels 3-7, Grades Preschool-2, 32 Pages, 8" x 10", Illustrations: Full color

Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People for 2001;
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2000

"With sensitivity and honesty, this book explores the feelings and questions a young Chinese girl has about having been adopted into an American family. . . Elizabeth's healthy exploration of what it means to be adopted evolves naturally over time. . . Confident brush strokes create fluid family scenes and thoughtful facial expressions. The lllustrations make Elizabeth's intermittent vulnerability even more obvious." School Library Journal

"Elizabeth's misgivings are met head-on by her adoptive mother's reassurance, love, and thoughtful responses. The mother's tender support not only reassures Elizabeth but will also benefit other adoptees, especially those from Third World countries, as it reinforces the efforts of all loving, adoptive parents." Booklist

Accelerated Reader ATOS Level/Points 2.7/0.5

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