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Illustration copyright © 1995 by Harvey Stevenson

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ISBN: 0395689635

The Tangerine Tree

Winner of the Skipping Stones Book Award

“In this tender portrayal of family love, loyalty, and responsibility, Ida deals with the heartbreak felt when her daddy has to travel from their Jamaican home to America in order to earn enough money to support the family. Full-page, colorful, expressive illustrations and authentic language add to the realistic story. A beautiful book and an excellent choice for introducing children to challenges faced in Third World countries.”
--Children’s Book Review Service Inc.

“In concrete, well-written prose, Hanson captures the emotional poignancy of a family in flux.... The premise of the father’s departure, the dialogue, and the tree all work together to create an authentic cultural portrait.”
--School Library Journal

“...children will feel the emotion..."
--Booklist

“...a loving and beautifully illustrated book.... Papa and Mama’s loving relationship with their children shines from both text and illustrations.”
--Yellow Brick Road


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--Booklist
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--The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
The Tangerine Tree
“A stellar example of how children can share universal life experiences.”
--School Library Journal



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