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.”
“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.”
“...children will feel the emotion..."
“...a loving and beautifully illustrated book.... Papa and Mama’s loving relationship with their children shines from both text and illustrations.”