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Mr. George Baker
Contributor(s): Hest, Amy (Author), Muth, Jon J. (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0763633089     ISBN-13: 9780763633080
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2007
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Annotation: First grader Harry and Mr. George Baker, an African-American jazz drummer, share a special bond revealed through Harrys descriptive, first-person observations. The biggest connection the two share is that they're both learning to read. Full color.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
Dewey: E
Age Level: 5-8
Grade Level: Kindergarten-3
Lexile Measure: 520(Not Available)
Guided Reading: M (Grade 2)
Series: Reading Rainbow Books
Physical Information: 0.25" H x 8.5" W x 11" (0.38 lbs) 32 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Topical - Friendship
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian
Awards: Georgia Children's Book Award, Nominee, Picture Storybook, 2010
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 07/16/2007 pg. 168
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 80731
Reading Level: 2.5   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Publisher Description:
" An upbeat, hopeful tale that speaks compellingly to intergenerational friendship." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
George Baker and Harry don't seem the likeliest of friends. Yet, sitting side by side on George's porch, 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, which is hard -- but what's easy is the warm friendship they share. In an inspired pairing, a best-selling author and illustrator pay tribute to the power of language and intergenerational bonds.
 
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