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Mommy's hometown  Cover Image Book Book

Mommy's hometown / Hope Lim ; illustrated by Jaime Kim.

Lim, Hope, (author.). Kim, Jaime, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536213324
  • ISBN: 1536213322
  • Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
When a young boy and his mother travel overseas to her childhood home in Korea, the town is not as he imagined. Will he be able to see it the way Mommy does?This gentle, contemplative picture book about family origins invites us to ponder the meaning of home. A young boy loves listening to his mother describe the place where she grew up, a world of tall mountains and friends splashing together in the river. Mommy's stories have let the boy visit her homeland in his thoughts and dreams, and now he's old enough to travel with her to see it for himself. But when mother and son arrive, the town is not as he imagined. Skyscrapers block the mountains, and crowds hurry past. The boy feels like an outsider-until they visit the river where his mother used to play, and he sees that the spirit and happiness of those days remain. Sensitively pitched to a child's-eye view, this vivid story honors the immigrant experience and the timeless bond between parent and child, past and present.
Target Audience Note:
3-7 years
Subject: Mothers and sons > Juvenile fiction.
Korea (South) > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 12 of 13 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Carthage Public.

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 13 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carthage Public Library P Lim, Hope (Text) 34MO2001811438 Primary Fiction Checked out 08/20/2022


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